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This pitch-black fish of the deep has a disappearing act scientists just solved – CNN

Researchers have found how deep-sea, ultra-black fish become imperceptible with the help of their skin cells.

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(CNN)The Invisible Man isn’t the only expert in making himself imperceptible with optics science. Species of ultra-black fish also have that tactic down pat, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Current Biology.
To fend off predators, fish wield common camouflage strategies such as transparency and mirrored surfaces. These methods are successful in shallower waters, through which sunlight easily penetrates.
However, at more than 650 feet deep into the ocean in the lower mes…

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