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factsofscience #Bioluminescence is the #production and #emission of #light by a #living #organism. Bioluminescence occurs widely in #marine #vertebrates and #invertebrates, as well as in some #fungi, #microorganisms including some bioluminescent #bacteria and #terrestrial invertebrates such as #fireflies. #science #beach #stars #sky 12h

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bitsofmashmallow Of course I had to make my new jellyfish design in glow in the dark :) I think that during the day this jellyfish looks even more realistic, pale and translucent just like the real thing. Available in my shop now! Link is in my bio. #jellyfish #glowinthedark #blacklight #bioluminescence #bioluminescent #UV #plur #kandi #kandy #sealife #blacklightreactive #marinebiology #cosmic #moonchild #glowing #cosmiclove #UVreactive #paradiso #edc #sealife #medusa #ravejewelry #blacklightparty #raveculture #ravegirls #squid #tentacles #edm #mashmallow #kawaii 22h

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fongfofong Out on the water, waiting for dark #bioluminescence 1d

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fongfofong The guys getting their seats setup and skirts tucked in #tomalesbay #bioluminescence tour 1d

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alexfoye You don't even understand guy #bioluminescence #latergram 2d

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wenzel_ken That's My Trippy Shit #Tofino #Bioluminescence #Beach #Fall 2d

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brandon_burdine #Falcon9 #launch was beyond #beautiful. There was #bioluminescence, perfect visibility, and shooting stars. If ya didn't catch it, you missed out. 2d

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X-Pro II Cleo Hehn

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X-Pro II Cleo Hehn
cleohehn Create your own bioluminescent animal. #bioluminescence #glowinthedark #kidart 3d

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_envirozone_ Bioluminescence of a #BegoniaPavonina ...it realy Glow in the dark #Bioluminescence #GlowInTheDark #botany #botanique 3d

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biologicallynerdy It's Sharky Saturday!
By the request of @ablackwell97 Species: Cookiecutter Shark
Scientific name: Isistius brasiliensis
Size: 1.6 feet maximum
The Cookiecutter shark is one of the most mysterious in the ocean! They are considered to be the only parasitic species of shark. Don't let the small size of the Cookiecutter shark fool you; they are tenacious predators. Using their unique teeth, they take perfect circular bites of prey far larger than themselves, such as whales, dolphins, large bony fishes, and even other sharks! Even a human has been subject to the bite of a Cookiecutter shark. At night they swim up the water column take a few chunks of an unsuspecting animal, then retreat to depths of over 11,000 feet! But since these sharks only take bites of flesh or blubber, they need a source of calcium as well. Other shark species get it from consuming the bones and teeth of their prey, but Cookiecutter sharks actually swallow their own plates of teeth when they become too worn to work as effective hunting tools. All sharks' teeth work like a conveyor belt, so when the Cookiecutter swallows it's teeth, a new sharp set is already waiting to replace them! They are also bioluminescent!
Population data is currently unknown, so they have not been evaluated by the IUCN Red List. However, when these sharks reproduce, they give birth to just 6-12 live pups. Hopefully their population numbers are high so this relatively low birth rate will not endanger this bizarre, but amazing, little shark!
Information Source: The Shark Handbook by Dr. Greg Skomal
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