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Some bioluminescent creatures

Myctophid Lanternfish

There are more than 240 species of Myctophids, which are also known as lanternfish or lampfish. There are so many of them that they are thought to be some the most common deep-sea creatures.

bioluminescence bird - Google Search

bioluminescence bird - Google Search

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Luminous creatures: Glowing deep sea creatures photographed by Joshua Lambus - Telegraph! I just learned this in my oceanography course!

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Bioluminescent Fish Flashing Patterns Might Facilitate Mating

Ctenophora

Most Bizarre Deep-Sea Creatures Ctenophore (Ctenophora) Photo by Larry Madin, ©Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Midwater Squid, Abralia veranyi Glowing photophores are visible on a squid (Abralia veranyi) viewed from below at low light levels. We think of light as a way to see in the dark. But many species use it to help them hide. This adaptation is called counterillumination. Seen from below, an animal might stand out as a dark shape against the brighter water above. By glowing on its underside, it can blend in.

This glowing midwater squid (Abralia veranyi) is using its bioluminescence to hide in the dark water. When predatory fish in the deep sea look up, they can find prey by looking for.

Come jellyfish (it's not actually a jellyfish)

Comb Jellies consist of a mass of jelly with one layer of cells on the outside and one layer on the inside

"Sea urchin," by gekimo, via Flickr -- Gorgeous blue bioluminescence from the Museum Oceanographique Monaco.

Sea urchin, blue bioluminescence from the Museum Oceanographique, Monaco.

Peixe azul transparente.

Larval Leaf Scorpionfish (photograph by Chris Newbert, Minden Pictures). Lacking any other defense, many larval fish have adapted transparency as a method of camouflage—such as this tiny, see-through larval leaf scorpionfish in Hawaii.

"Sea Toad" Angelfish; a deep sea dweller

Last week, the IUCN 2009 Seamount expedition ended, with scientists sampling two final seamounts in the Indian Ocean. Caught at was this deep-sea anglerfish, also known as a seatoad. Sarah Gotheil From BBC news

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Journey To The World Of Transparency!

Salp Salp has remained a center of attraction for researchers for many years. This beautiful yet strange underwater creature is abundantly found in Southern ocean near Antarctica

Tomopteris -Deep  sea Alien Worm

Marine planktonic polychaete worms, genus Tomopteris, are relatively transparent until they shine a deep bioluminescent blue. One species, Tomopteris nisseni, is one of the few creatures on the planet to produce yellow bioluminescence.

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