In the dark of the ocean, some animals have evolved to use bioluminescence as a defense. In the animation above, an ostracod, one of the tiny crustaceans seen flitting near the top of the tank, has just been swallowed by a cardinal fish. When threatened, the ostracod ejects two chemicals, luciferin and luciferase, which, when combined, emit light. Because the glow would draw undesirable attention to the cardinal fish, it spits out the ostracod and the glowing liquid and flees. Check out the full video clip over at BBC News. Other crustaceans, including several species of shrimp, also spit out bioluminescent fluids defensively. (Image credit: BBC, source video; via @amyleerobinson)
This is beyond cool!
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View Down a Denver Street
The varying wavelengths of different colors
From Player Piano, this is quite possibly my favorite quotes of all time. It’s a reminder that progress is rarely relentlessly forward.
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NEWS: Beastie Boy Mike D is designing another Brooklyn townhouse. You will never be able to afford it or one like it, obviously. We’re all about managing expectations here at TOA. Read more at CurbedNY.
Evening: September, by Dwight William Tryon (American, 1849–1925), 1912.