Divers chase a sea turtle at the wall break, 12 m deep, San Salvador, Bahamas.
B. Solids vs. Patterns
Is there an advantage for some to be solid colors while others are striped
C. Eye Spots
What are the theories behind eye spots and the advantages they give to
D. Warning Coloration
Some fish want to be seen--how do they send their warning messages?
Other fish blend so well they are lost to their predators (or is it their prey?)--how do they
match textures and colors?
F. Color Changers
How do these color magicians instantly change their colors? And why?
Donavel, David F. “Playing Dead and Other Defense Tactics,” Sea Frontiers, 56: 24-31, Spring 1996.
Ellis, Y. (Producer), & Robbins, A. (Director). (1994) Eyewitness Video: Shark [Videotape]. Dorling Kindersley LTD. and BBC Lionheart Television Intl. Inc.
Environmental Media Corporation/ Marine Graphics. (1996) Oceans Alive! (Part One)[Videotape]. Environmental Media Corporation/ Marine Graphics.
Environmental Media Corporation/ Marine Graphics. (1996) Oceans Alive! (Part Four)[Videotape]. Environmental Media Corporation/ Marine Graphics.
Hutt, D. (Producer), & Robbins, A. (Director). (1994) Eyewitness Video: Fish [Videotape]. Dorling Kindersley LTD. and BBC Lionheart Television Intl. Inc.
Larkins, Grover. (1997) The Nature Gallery, [online]. Available: http://www.fiu.edu/~larkinsg/nature_gallery_20.htm [2002, June 1].
Levine, Joseph S. “In living colors,” Natural History, 108: 40-47, Spring 1999.
Levine, Joseph S. and Jeffery L. Rotman. “Coral reef fishes use riotous colors to communicate,” Smithsonian, 21: 98-104, November 1990.
Levine, Joseph S. and Jeffery L. Rotman. “Skins and fins and emperor tails,” Sea Frontiers, 40: 40-49, May-June 1994.
Lipkin, Richard. “Sight in the sea: exploring light and color in coral reef ecosystems,” Science News, 148: 184-186, September 16, 1995.
Niesen, Thomas M. The Marine Biology Coloring Book. New York: HarperPerennial, 1982.
Singapore Zoological Gardens Docents. (2000) CORAL REEFS: Why are reef creatures so colourful? and strangely shaped?, [online]. Available:http://wwww.szgdocent.org/ff/f-reef3.htm (2002, June 2).
WCB McGraw-Hill. An Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life. Boston, 1999, pp.291-294.
WCB McGraw-Hill. Marine Biology. Boston, 1997, 149-150,
Return to Topic Menu
We also have a GUIDE for depositing articles, images, data, etc in your research folders.
Article complete. Click HERE to return to the Pre-Course Presentation Outline and Paper Posting Menu. Or, you can return to the course syllabus
WEATHER & EARTH SCIENCE RESOURCES
OTHER ACADEMIC COURSES, STUDENT RESEARCH, OTHER STUFF
TEACHING TOOLS & OTHER STUFF
It is 4:26:43 AM on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Last Update: Wednesday, May 7, 2014