National Geographic : 1934 Dec
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE © National Geographic Society Painting by Else Bostelmann. One-half Natural Size ABYSSAL RAINBOW "GARS" EXECUTE "COMPANY FRONT" At 2,500 feet, at 11:17 a. m . on August 11, 1934, the electric searchlight was switched on suddenly, disclosing these brightly-colored fish balanced on their tails in military formation. They swam slowly and stiffly out of sight, leaving in mind only what the artist has drawn. Doctor Beebe is not positive that his tentative designation of them as gars is correct, but they at least have the most remarkable coloration ever recorded in deep-sea fish.