Some brilliant research by Sarah Zylinski that came out of the deep sea research cruise in 2010. Strange to think that even in deep, dark, remote regions, animals still need camouflage...
A link to the paper here.
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“You taught mysterious Bacon to exploreMetallic veins, and part the dross from ore;With sylvan coal in whirling mills combineThe crystal’d nitre, and the sulphurous mine;Through wiry nets the black diffusion strain,And close an airy ocean in a grain.—Pent in dark chambers of cylindric brass,Slumbers in grim repose the sooty mass;Lit by the brilliant spark, from grain to grainRuns the quick fire along the kindling train;On the pain’d ear-drum bursts the sudden crashStarts the red-flame, and death pursues the flash.—Fear’s feeble hand directs the fiery darts,And strength and courage yield to chemic arts;Guilt with pale brow the mimic thunder owns,And tyrants tremble on their blood-stain’d thrones.