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A bioluminescent Parapandulus shrimp
Beautiful image, right? Oh, by the way, that blue stuff is shrimp puke.

To produce these van Gogh-like swirls, the shrimp vomits up chemicals that react together to produce light. This particular shrimp was photographed in the Bahamas, during an expedition in the Johnson-Sea-Link submersible near the sea floor. The mission? To poke sea creatures and see if they would glow.

sciencecenter:

A bioluminescent Parapandulus shrimp

Beautiful image, right? Oh, by the way, that blue stuff is shrimp puke.

To produce these van Gogh-like swirls, the shrimp vomits up chemicals that react together to produce light. This particular shrimp was photographed in the Bahamas, during an expedition in the Johnson-Sea-Link submersible near the sea floor. The mission? To poke sea creatures and see if they would glow.

(via alscientist)