Jan 24, 2012

The Shrimp with the Glowing Vomit

The Acanthephyra purpurea or  fire-breathing shrimp is very cool.  It spews an enzyme called luciferase that can confuse or surprise a predator so that the little sea monkey can escape.  I wish I could do that at boring lectures, or just randomly on the street.
Source: Laelaps

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