Cardboard Bottom Fishes by Christy Rupp

BOMB 6 Summer 1983
006 Summer 1983

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Christy Rupp, Cardboard Bottom Fishes, from an exhibit at the Museum of Natural History, NY, 1982. Photo by Christie Rupp.

Deep sea angler fishes, live in the depths beyond continental shelves. Thy have protruding glands which collect luminous bacteria, acting as lures for smaller fish. They are the potential survivors of a terrestrial catastrophe.

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Christy Rupp, Cardboard Bottom Fishes, from an exhibit at the Museum of Natural History, NY, 1982. Photo by Christie Rupp.

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006 Summer 1983