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Fishy Science
Photograph by Brian Skerry

Passing red sponges that now paint Aquarius, a Spanish hogfish bears a scar on its belly where a tiny transmitter was inserted. Inside the habitat a computer picks up the transmitter's signals, allowing aquanauts to track fish as they move into, around, and out of the study area. "We have to understand the movement patterns of different species to design marine reserves that protect them," says Les Kaufman. "There's a lot to learn, but already we've begun to think more like fish."

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 400
Lens: 60mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/11

Weather Conditions: Unrecorded
Time of Day: 6 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Two wide-angle strobes



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