Nature’s glowing slime: Scientists peek into hidden sea worm’s light

Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and their colleagues are unraveling the mechanisms behind a little-known marine worm that produces a dazzling bioluminescent display in the form of puffs of blue light released into seawater. Found around the world in muddy environments, from shallow bays to deeper canyons, the light produced by the «parchment tube worm» is secreted as a slimy bioluminescent mucus.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-11/uoc…


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