Bioluminescence, light animal
Bioluminescence of living organisms
|Automatic translation||Updated June 01, 2013|
Bioluminescence is emission of light by a living organism. This light is not refracted light but light produced. Thousands of animal species emit light, bacteria, fungi, algae, insects, molluscs, crustaceans, and especially the deep-sea fish, who live in the abyss.
Bioluminescence plays various roles: communicate with congeners, mislead or frighten predators, camouflage, etc.
Image: The lantern fish measuring between 10 and 15 cm long, waving above his head a candle that allows both to attract prey into its mouth gaping, and sexual partners.
Image: Squid emit light by the end of their two front tentacles. Their body is covered with photophores.
Image: Animal soft shapes and sizes tailored to surprising move quietly. credit: the blue planet 2004 © BBC
Image: Long, large funds were considered as deserts. credit: the blue planet 2004 © BBC
Image: In the semi-darkness many animals are transparent. The transparency of this amphipod 12 cm is perfect, his head is composed entirely of two huge eyes which enables it to locate its prey.
Image: This transparent jellyfish is powered by thousands of tiny cilia in this world without obstacle.
Image: The dim light that reaches into the depths request parts adapted as the huge tubular eyes of the body of the abyss.
Image: The glowworm (Lampyris noctiluca) produces light, in reality it is not a worm but a beetle of the family Lampyridae. Females of Lampyre shine summer nights with their bioluminescence.
Image: Some species of Gonyaulax are called "lantern of life" of the sea. Bioluminescence is produced in the organism through a chemical reaction. The algae Gonyaulax dinoflagellates are known for this eccentricity.
Image: The fungus Clitocybe is very toxic, it has a feature rare in fungi, its lamellae are bioluminescent, they emit a beautiful green light in the darkness of the night.