Image: Dr Shane Ahyong, Research Scientist, Marine Invertebrates

Dr Shane Ahyong, Research Scientist, Marine Invertebrates

Shane studies Crustacea from the deep sea. When they are pulled out of the sea they are bright red. The bright red colour actually serves as a form of camouflage. In the deep sea, there are no light waves from the red end of the spectrum so they appear black to their predators. Crustaceans can be found in all oceans around the globe.

Photographer:
Stuart Humphreys
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© Australian Museum

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