Are vent shrimps blinded by science?
Herring, P.J., Gaten, E. and Shelton, P.M.J. (1998) Are vent shrimps blinded by science? Nature, 398, (6723), p.116. (doi:10.1038/18142).
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The exploration of deep-sea hydrothermal vents has depended on the use of manned submersibles, which are invariably equipped with high-intensity floodlights. But the eyes of many deep-sea crustaceans, which are exquisitely adapted for the dim conditions at such depths, can suffer permanent retinal damage as a result. We suggest that the use of floodlights has irretrievably damaged the eyes of many of the decapod shrimps (family Bresiliidae) that dominate the fauna at vents on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
|Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > National Oceanography Centre (NERC)
|Date Deposited:||02 Apr 2008|
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2011 04:42|
|Contributors:||Herring, P.J. (Author)
Gaten, E. (Author)
Shelton, P.M.J. (Author)
|Date:||11 March 1998|
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