Noctiluca scintillans is a large, non-photosynthetic marine Dinoflagellate that is bioluminescent and causes the sea to glow. It has a thick adhesive tentacle for food capture. Wim van Egmond

Noctiluca scintillans is a large, non-photosynthetic marine Dinoflagellate that is bioluminescent and causes the sea to glow. It has a thick adhesive tentacle for food capture. Wim van Egmond

Daphnia magna (freshwater water flea) (100x) - Nikon Small World

Daphnia magna (freshwater water flea) (100x) - Nikon Small World

A lot of bacteria glow for a very strange reason, they want to get eaten! The benefits of bioluminescence for marine bacteria have not been elucidated fully. One of the explanations is that attracts fish to consume the luminous material.   Zooplankton which eat the bioluminescence marine bacteria, aren’t able to digest them. They survive digestion!

A lot of bacteria glow for a very strange reason, they want to get eaten! The benefits of bioluminescence for marine bacteria have not been elucidated fully. One of the explanations is that attracts fish to consume the luminous material. Zooplankton which eat the bioluminescence marine bacteria, aren’t able to digest them. They survive digestion!

The beaches along Cape Hatteras National Seashore sparkle at night.  When you kick the sand, you disturb tiny dinoflagellates like seasparkle, magnified in the picture to the left.  A chemical reaction causes them to glow with a blue-green

The beaches along Cape Hatteras National Seashore sparkle at night. When you kick the sand, you disturb tiny dinoflagellates like seasparkle, magnified in the picture to the left. A chemical reaction causes them to glow with a blue-green

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