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Daemon
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Bioluminescence

Fireflies light up due to bioluminescence: the ability of living organisms to convert chemical energy to light energy. Bioluminescence is also exhibited by some fungi, mollusks, and worms, and bioluminescent fish are common in the ocean's depths, likely because the light aids in species recognition in the darkness. Other animals use luminescence in courtship and mating, to divert predators, or to attract prey. Why is most marine bioluminescence in the blue and green part of the spectrum? More...
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Amazing, God's beautiful creatures.
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When chemoluminescence takes place in a living organism, the process is termed bioluminescence. Increasingly, scientists are taking our knowledge of bioluminescence, particularly in marine creatures, and finding new applications in chemistry, genetics, ecology and medicine.

Because the red end of the visible light spectrum is absorbed before reaching the deep sea, most of the light emitted is blue and green. However, there are species that emit red and infrared light, and one genus has been found to emit yellow bioluminescence.
The organs responsible for emitting bioluminescence in these creatures are known as photophores.


http://www.webexhibits.org/causesofcolor/4ADA.html
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fascinatinate what nature has
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Fascinating and interesting phenomenon indeed!
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A very illuminating article indeed.
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This is a real interesting article and I must reread it several times because I have found the information extremely intriguing. As always, thank you ever so much and, please keep the information/knowledge flowing...
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Thank You very Interesting and Knowledgebale.
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