CRITTER: Light plays tricks on deep water red fish

  • Courtesy of Terry Lilley

    The soldier fish or mempachi, also known as u’u.

  • Courtesy of Terry Lilley

    The bigeye fish or aweoweo.

Most fishermen here in Hawai‘i have caught red fish like the aweoweo, mempachi and kumu that live in caves near shore, or deep water fish like the onaga and ehu. Have you ever wondered why all of these fish are bright red?