Is blue coloration more likely to occur in high altitude or shallow depth plant and animal species?
I wish that I could use images, morphological descriptions, and habitat information from many EOL partners and BHL articles to obtain the following data: Colour of organism, altitude and depth information in order to answer the following biological research questions:
Is blue coloration more likely to occur in high altitude or shallow depth plant and animal species? Is use of red pigment in flowers and berries conserved or derived across many clades of plants?
@Jennifer Hammock: Yes, but automated content analysis of media is usually harder than text. Determining the proportion of blue on an organism versus background (such as blue sky), would be tricky. Cool, but tricky.
@Annette Olson: Indeed- I think several of the wishes imply automated content analysis, of either text or media.
I guess I would add as part of this wish an ability to do automatic color (or pattern) analysis of images, since images tags will rarely contain color information on a consistent basis. Otherwise it would require personal perusal of images, which would limit the breadth of a study.