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November 17, 2022

Marine animals that glow in the dark

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Did you know there are numerous marine animals that can glow in the dark? It’s true! These animals are able to do so thanks to a phenomenon called bioluminescence. This phenomenon occurs when light is produced by specialized cells in an organism’s body. Animals use bioluminescence to warn predators, lure or detect prey and communicate with each other. Watch this and then visit our Marine Life Encyclopedia to learn more about fascinating marine life in Canada.