uh, can i voice some intelligence here? ( i am only a fake streaked blonde, so i have some SMARTS!!)
IMHO, deep water creatures are often colorless as color cannot really be seen without sunlight. color is also used to attract a mate, so if it is blind, the potential mate wont see it, so why have it? also, blindness at great depth is common for the same light reasons, (unless the the creature posesses bio-lumination) it is dark, and creatures cannot see. the hairs probably work as feelers, to find food.
anyone agree or disagree? seems logical to me.
i am not an animal expert by any stretch, just years of watching pbs etc, while ex-husband was ignoring me.
i am no fun, am i?