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Old 09-26-2007, 03:22 PM
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why are the bottom of the war ship and boat painted red ? thanks
Old 09-26-2007, 08:22 PM
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It's called "anti-fouling" paint, and it's used to reduce barnacles, seaweed, rust, and other scum buildup on the underside of ships. It just so happens that red is the most common color. I've also seen green, and if you look really really hard you might find more exotic colors like purple, yellow, white, black, polka-dots, pinstripe, and maybe even black-with-pirate-skulls. (now that I'd love to see!)
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ORIGINAL: rye

hi
why are the bottom of the war ship and boat painted red ? thanks
It's because fish are mostly color-blind, but they can see red pretty well & know to stay away.

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