Fire in the Sea

Fire in the Sea

Bioluminescence and Henry Compton's Art of the Deep

eBook - 2014
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The cold, stygian dark of the extreme sea depths is home to some of our planet's strangest creatures. Even their names evoke a science fiction adventure: dragonfishes, greeneyes, viperfishes, mirrorbellies, lanternfishes. Marine biologist Henry "Hank" Compton (1928-2005) of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Rockport Marine Lab was present on some of the earliest Gulf of Mexico cruises on which these fishes were collected for the first time in Texas waters. Upon returning, Compton would retire to the darkroom he had constructed beneath a stairwell at the lab and photogra.
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 1 online resource.


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