Q. With reference to Snailfish, consider the following statements;
1.They are found only in Antarctica and Arctic region.
2.The Snailfish releases biofluorescence, which allows it to glow green and red in the dark arctic waters.
3.They have ‘antifreeze’ proteins in their bloodstream..
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Statement 1 is incorrect: They are found all over the world, including in Antarctica.
Statement 2 is correct: The Snailfish releases biofluorescence, which allows it to glow green and red in the dark arctic waters.
Statement 3 is correct: Snailfish found on an iceberg habitat in Greenland can survive in icy Arctic waters due to the presence of ‘antifreeze’ proteins in their bloodstream.
This extraordinary feature, which is rare among sea organisms, allows snailfish to prevent ice crystals from accumulating in their cells and body fluid.