25 Photos of Cool Bioluminescent Phytoplankton
From fireflies to radioactive squirrels, lots of creatures glow. One such creature are bioluminescent phytoplankton, which float around in the ocean being small and stuff.These simple creatures have a defense mechanism: When they are disturbed, they give off light. Useful when a predator is poking around, not so useful when you can’t tell the difference between a predator and a crashing wave. To celebrate the beauty of bioluminescence, we found 25 photos of plankton glowing in the sea:
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