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Bioluminescence in deep waters

  • August 28, 2016
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160829 NHK specialNHK’s “NHK Special” on Sunday reported on bioluminescent creatures found in deep ocean waters. Using its “4K” ultra-sensitive high-definition camera, the program showed many kinds of luminous organisms found in Monterey Canyon off the California coast, including barreleyes and ctenophore. The program said many of these deep-sea creatures emit light in order to hide themselves from enemies that detect their prey by their silhouettes. 

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