Monday, 17 October 2011

Sea Firefleas

Thanks to a rather silly kids TV programme, "Barney's Latin America" I now know about the sea fire fleas or Photeros annecohenae a type of Ostracode Crustaceans.

These tiny creatures make vivid light by mixing two chemicals which is used to attract mates and to scare off predators.

Insect Behavioral Ecology '85
Discover the beauty and complexity of Photeros annecohenae

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