Ultraviolet Absorption in Transparent Zooplankton and Its Implications for Depth Distribution and Visual Predation

@inproceedings{JohnsenUltravioletAI,
  title={Ultraviolet Absorption in Transparent Zooplankton and Its Implications for Depth Distribution and Visual Predation},
  author={S{\"o}nke Johnsen and Edith A. Widder}
}
The use of transparency as camou¯age in the epipelagic realm is complicated by the presence of ultraviolet radiation, because the presence of UV-protective pigments decreases UV transparency and may reveal transparent zooplankton to predators and prey with UV vision. were made on living specimens of 15 epipelagic (collection depth: 0±20 m, average: 11 ‹ 1 m) and 19 mesopelagic (collection depth: 150±790 m, average: 370 ‹ 40 m) species of transparent zooplankton from Oceanographer Canyon and… CONTINUE READING