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seriousstan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:57 PM
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Deadly New Sea Creature Lures Fish with Red Lights
For fish, the red light district is deeper and more dangerous than anyone imagined.

A newfound deep-sea relative of the jellyfish flashes glowing red lights on twitching, stinging tentacles to lure fish to their deaths more than a mile below the surface.

The discovery is odd, because scientists had figured deep-sea animals can't see red light, since they live where sunlight doesn't reach and therefore have no evolutionary reason to detect the color.

The transluscent, fragile creature is the first marine invertebrates ever found that produce red light.

http://www.livescience.com/animalworld/050707_red_light...



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mr_hat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:04 PM
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1. I hate the way deep sea creatures >
turn to glop when you bring them to the surface.
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:18 PM
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2. That's cool
but I believe in reincarnation and I really really hope I don't have to come back as one of those.
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beam me up scottie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:10 PM
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3. Can you imagine
what kinds of other incredibly bizarre creatures might be living at that depth ?
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 05:47 AM
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4. Like Dick Cheney? n/t
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beam me up scottie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 09:05 AM
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5. Ewww!
Is he down there digging for oil again ?
I guess that means the Grand Canyon is tapped out.
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