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Mon Sep 14, 2020, 05:07 PM

6. This is a stunning discovery!

Incredible information from the article:

One species, the threadfin dragonfish, was even found to only be ultra-black when its young — likely a defense mechanism to protect it when it needs to hide from predators.

Other species had melanosomes lining their guts to make sure any bioluminescent fish they ate won’t give away their position. “You don’t want to be swimming around with a glowing belly, right?” Osborne told Wired. “That’s just asking for trouble.”

This material really does give a person a jolt, so extraordinary, unexpected. Fascinating.

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