Re: NANFA-- Odd breeding colors on a rainbow darter
Thu, 12 Oct 2000 21:51:56 -0500

On 12 Oct 2000, at 19:50, Bruce Stallsmith wrote:

> Well, OK, I was talking in round figures--the extinction coefficient for
> light of 700 nm (red) in nearly pure water is 100% well within a meter. So
> what is visible to us in a well-lit terrestrial environment is shrouded (or
> grayish) underwater. Genau?

I had no idea that water was so opaque to that wavelength. I would
have thought 30 or so feet to reach 99% extinction. Sehr


It makes me mad when I go to all the trouble of having Marta cook up about
a hundred drumsticks, and the guy at the Marineland says, "You can't throw
chicken to the dolphins. They eat fish." Sure they eat fish, if that's all
you give them. Man, wise up.

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