Deep Sea Creatures and Our Curiosity Propels Research
Okay so, not long ago I was reading a book; "Giant Squid: The Biology and Mythology of the World's Most Elusive Sea Creature," by Richard Ellis, which discusses how mythology of giant demon sea creatures and monsters most likely came from seaman who noticed large squid, but under the moonlight perhaps didn't actually know what they were seeing. Nevertheless, shore side they told their tales which grew larger and larger as time went on and drinks were had. Sure, and his hypothesis stands to reason.
Squid it turns out have large brains, good eyesight, and total command of their domain except for a very few predators, and they can be rather cannibalistic at times. They obviously, eat well, and enjoy their high protein diets which makes their large brains and that energy required uneventful. What can we learn from sea creatures which can help us to all we do better? Well, how about their ability to see underwater, and what if we borrowed some of their strategies and visual light ranges to do just that?
Yes, this is a worthy concept, and there is another book worthy of mention which takes this exact issue to a deeper level "Light and Life in the Sea," Edited by Peter J. Herring, Anthony K. Campbell, Michael Whitfield, Linda Maddock. This work discusses the blue-violet, blue, and blue-green light most commonly seen from deep sea creatures with bioluminescence abilities, generally their light falls between 430-530 nm in wavelength.
It thus, stands to reason that these creatures can also see in those regions of the spectrum and the predators hunt by the shadows cast and the reflections made. Meanwhile, potential prey can most likely see these spectrums providing they have evolved eyes for this ability, and use this as a warning to get away. What else can these deep sea sponsoring cda see, in what ranges, I ask? Well, I propose an experiment.
1.) Take a deep sea creature from the depths, put it in a pressurized container corresponding to that depth and leave it in near darkness. Next, take it to a lab, and flash various other frequencies of light, perhaps outside human visual range, infrared for instance. Observe what they do.
2.) Each time we see the sea creature react, put out some food for them.
3.) Take them back to their domain, flash that light, and see if they come for the same food after being trained. Try this on various sea creatures from the simplest to more complex.
Why? Well, we need to determine which light sources we should be using to accomplish various underwater endeavors for the future of human technology. We need to develop theories for energy usage, communication, surveillance, inspections, deep sea exploring, and use for off-world exploration. Please consider all this and think on it.
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@robertparsons Very intrigued, I'd like to read this book and will definitely do it.
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