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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl0463

Deep-sea shrimp. UL shows full color image. The other three panels show how the shrimp appears under blue, green, and red light. Unlike what was seen at shallower depths, this animal is not most camouflaged at natural blue wavelengths. Instead it actually blends with the background best at red waveleng ths, suggesting that camouflage is less important at deeper, dimmer depths.

Image ID: expl0463, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Gulf of Mexico
Photo Date: 2005 August 30
Photographer: Sonke Johnsen
Credit: Operation Deep Scope 2005 Expedition: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration

Category: Ocean exploration/Invertebrates/

High Resolution Photo Available

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