Fish Steals Bioluminescence from Prey
Fish Steals Bioluminescence from Prey
Rather than making its own light, a shallow-water marine fish gets all the tools that it needs for bioluminescence production from eating tiny, glowing crustaceans.
Fish Steals Bioluminescence from Prey
Fish Steals Bioluminescence from Prey

Rather than making its own light, a shallow-water marine fish gets all the tools that it needs for bioluminescence production from eating tiny, glowing crustaceans.

Rather than making its own light, a shallow-water marine fish gets all the tools that it needs for bioluminescence production from eating tiny, glowing crustaceans.

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Image of the Day: Flashlight Fish
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Image of the Day: Light Show
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Image of the Day: Breathe In
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Image of the Day: Inner Glow
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Starfish in the Deep Sea Can See
Starfish in the Deep Sea Can See
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Image of the Day: Psychedelic Symbiosis
The Scientist Staff | Jul 12, 2017
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