Why Does this Fish Have Gin-Clear Blood?

Why Does this Fish Have Gin-Clear Blood?

There are 2 comments on the Live Science story from Apr 5, 2013, titled Why Does this Fish Have Gin-Clear Blood?. In it, Live Science reports that:

The ocellated icefish has gin-clear blood. And it has no scales. And it lives nowhere but the inky depths down to 3,200 feet in the icy waters off Antarctica.

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SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#1 Apr 6, 2013
The oceans contain a much higher percentage of oxygen (34 %) than the atmosphere (21 %).

Surface waters have oxygen concentrations are in equilibrium with the Earth's atmosphere. Also, colder waters hold more oxygen than warmer waters.

The global oceans have warmed during global warming. Expect reduced oxygen levels and the oxygen minimum zones to expand in our oceans.

So, good luck for this fish ... in its habitat.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#2 Apr 7, 2013
Surface waters have oxygen concentrations that are in equilibrium with the Earth's atmosphere. Also, colder waters hold more oxygen than warmer waters.[added "that"]

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