Image of the Day: Mesmerizing Mucus

Marine parchment worms (Chaetopterus sp.), pictured here in a full body fluorescent image, secrete a luminescent blue mucus that is surprisingly stable at temperatures ranging from –75ºC to 250ºC.

The Scientist Staff
Jul 31, 2014

SCRIPPS INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY, DIMITRI DEHEYNHat tip: Science News

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