Shark Glows in the Dark
The “Eye-in-the-Sea” infrared camera (see 08/26/2004) found all kinds of exotic life in the Gulf of Mexico, reported EurekAlert with pictures. The submersible with its dark-light camera is able to sneak up on organisms without scaring them. The team from Harbor Branch had to dodge Hurricane Katrina, but scored on its second annual mission with a new gallery of deep-sea marvels, including a crab that can see ultraviolet light, a fluorescent sea anemone and a shark that glows in the dark.
No evolutionary talk, discovering new things – science can be good. The deep sea organisms didn’t seem to notice the hurricane.