Monday, December 29, 2008

Blue Monday #14: Are You a Natural Blue?


"One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish..."
Pine Knoll Shores, NC - October 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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I really don't think this fish is actually this color. More likely the color came from the lighting in the tank, though why I have no idea. This is one of the displays at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and I suppose the tank is lit this way because the residents are accustomed to very little light. But I have no empirical evidence to support that theory. Any marine biologists want to weigh in on this one?
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11 comments:

kenju said...

He's beautiful, no matter how he got that way. I have seen tropical fish in aquariums that are that color.

tarheelrambler said...

I'm not a marine biologist, but I do know that they try to recreate a habitat that is as natural as possible. So, the lighting is definitely the way it is to try to attempt that. Nice shot through the glass, Mojo. It is really challenging to get good photographs at an aquarium because of reflections, lighting issues, etc.

Smilingsal said...

I have seen brilliant blue fish, so perhaps that is his color. Notice how we all make the fish a male? Happy Blue Monday!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Tropical fish, like tropical flowers, are often brilliantly colored. I love the yellow ones, too, that are very intense. And I really love that blue fish. He's gorgeous!

Happy Blue Monday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Charli and me said...

Wow! Beautiful blue fish! Thank you. Happy Blue monday!

CC said...

He's a wonderful little fish. That brillant blue is amazing. Happy Blue Monday..have a lovely day.

Melissa Wertz said...

Cool lighting! Happy Blue Monday!

White Iris Designs said...

What a great shade of blue he is...God given or lighting of the tank! He looks great!
Happy New Year!

Elizabeth said...

Great picture, but I'm most impressed by your use of teh phrase "empirical evidence"! Very fancy!

Jeanne said...

The electric blue color is gorgeous. Lighting or whatever he makse a great blue Monday post. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs...Jeanne

imjacobsmom said...

What a cool post - Happy Blue Monday and happy New Year! ~ Robyn