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A new study on glowing bacteria found within Hawaiian bobtail squid could change the way scientists look at symbiotic microorganisms.
In deep ocean waters, it's sometimes difficult to hide from predators -- that's why so many sea creatures have evolved extraordinary methods of disguise.
U.S. scientists have determined certain squids can detect light through a symbiotic organ, not just through their eyes. University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers said the light-emitting organ some squids use in camouflaging themselves to avoid being seen by predators also detects light.
It now appears that certain squids can detect light through an organ other than their eyes as well.
- Having no light.