Oceans of Opportunity

Breakthrough Discovery | Fluorescent Mantis Shrimp

Lombardi, Albertson and McGauley work with Charlie Mazel on several night dives off of Lee Stocking Island during early experimentation of fluorescence discovery and imaging techniques. A fluorescent mantis shrimp was discovered preying on a small fish, and resulted in among the first descriptions of the functional role of fluorescence in the marine environment.