Hurricane Erika, despite strong westerlies just to her west, gets her act together. Note the dense central overcast and the well developed, compact eye.View an MPG Movie of her intensification!
A. Rush Hour
1. Enchanted Braid
II. Nocturnal Environment
A. Contrast day
1. Sun rays-angle
2. More available food
a. Predation peak
III. Fish Type
1. Defense Mechanisms
1. Description/light difference
1. Contrast diet
b. Food availability
a. Dwarf Scorpionfish
3. Moon light
a. Effect on behavior
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