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The unique underwater light show produced by the creature known as the “disco clam” could be an attempt by the invertebrate to scare off predators or attract prey, a new study claims.
A mysterious, worm-like, glowing green larvae that lives in the Peruvian rainforest and uses its phosphorescence to lure unsuspecting prey into its waiting jaws might sound like something out of a horror story – but it’s very real.
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The eyes of deep-sea bioluminescent sharks have a higher rod density when compared to non-bioluminescent sharks, according to a study published August 6, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE.
Fish-like animal emanates bright and dim versions of fluorescent light, a phenomenon that could help guide human biotechnological applications
Monitoring the drug concentration in patients is critical for effective treatment, especially in cases of cancer, heart disease, epilepsy and immunosuppression after organ transplants.
New research from scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School shows that fruit flies are secretly harboring the biochemistry needed to glow in the dark —otherwise known as bioluminescence.
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A new study has found biofluorescence in over 180 fish species and opened the door to the discovery of new fluorescent proteins that could be used in biomedical research.
Reproductive scientists in China have created pigs that glow in the dark using fluorescent genes from jellyfish.
The Humpback Anglerfish (Melanocetus johnsonii), or common black devil, is a deep-sea anglerfish belonging to the family Melanocetidae, found in tropical to temperate portions of all oceans at depths of up to 6,600 feet. Male humpback angler fish are much smaller in size compared to the females, being no more than 3 centimeters long, whereas the female usually achieves a length of 7 inches long. Humpback angler fish remain free swimming into adulthood, which isn’t the case with other...
Bathocyroe fosteri is a species of lobate ctenophore found in all oceans around the world. It is typically found at intermediate depths and is very abundant near the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. This deep-sea comb jelly is named for Alvin (DSV-2) pilot Dudley Foster, who is credited with first collecting the specimens. This specimen measures about two inches tall and is bioluminescent. This species, as well as other ctenophores, reproduce sexually, with little to know self-fertilization known....
The Angler, (Lophius piscatorius), also known as the Fishing-frog, Frog-fish, or Sea-devil, is a species of monkfish in the family Lophiidae. It is found in coastal waters of the northeast Atlantic, from the Barents Sea to the Strait of Gibraltar, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. This species comprises a significant commercial fishery in parts of its range. The Angler has a very large, broad head that is flat and depressed. The rest of the body appears to be a mere appendage. The wide...
Double anglers are a family, Diceratiidae, of anglerfish. They are found in deep, lightless waters of the Atlantic, Indian and western Pacific Oceans. They are easily distinguished from other anglerfish by their possession of a second light-bearing dorsal fin spine immediately behind the illicium (the bioluminescent lure present in other anglerfish). As in other anglerfish, males are very much smaller than the females and, after a larval and adolescent free-living stage, spend the rest...
The Cookiecutter shark, Isistius brasiliensis, also known as the cigar shark or luminous shark, is a small rarely-seen dogfish shark. Anatomy and morphology The Cookiecutter sharks often glow green and grow up to 20 in (50 cm) long. The underside of the shark is bioluminescent, glowing a pale blue-green that matches the background light from the ocean's surface that serves as camouflage to creatures beneath it. However, a small non-luminescent patch appears black deceiving the shark's...
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