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Glow, Little Spewing Shrimp, Glow

A little-known "fire-breathing shrimp" shoots out blue-glowing liquid when threatened. Laelaps Brian Switek reports on the crustacean's curious behavior.
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian

Shrimp that spew bioluminescent fluid? Awesome! (From Brian Switek on Wired Science)

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