The Bioluminescence phenomenon

Date: April 26, 2021

Source: Telegana Today

Bioluminescence is the property of a living organism to produce and emit light. Animals, plants, fungi, and bacteria show bioluminescence. A remarkable diversity of marine animals and microbes are able to produce their own light. It is found in many marine organisms such as bacteria, algae, jellyfish, worms, crustaceans, sea stars, fish, and sharks.

Luminescence is generally higher in deep-living and planktonic organisms than in shallow species. Bioluminescence is a “cold light.” Cold light means less than 20% of the light generates thermal radiation or heat.

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