Underwater nightlights


In the chilly deep Arctic, tiny organisms shine.


UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

Bioluminescent organisms are the primary source of light 30 metres below the surface of Arctic seas.

In Scientific Reports, researchers from the US and Norway write that bioluminescence can help explain how some organisms feed and maintain activity during the months-long polar night.

  1. http://www.nature.com/articles/srep36374
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