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  1. nautil.usAlex Riley5/31/2310 min
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    • coriander
      Reading streakScribe
      8 months ago

      I’m deeply fascinated by life below the midnight zone and the fantastical creatures that live in the dark depths.

      Especially interesting to learn more about what purposes animals use the rarity of their light making abilities for.

      “The deep-sea isn’t an amazing collection of light,” Johnsen says. “It’s an amazing collection of potential light.”

      • thorgalle
        Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
        8 months ago

        Interesting post! Squid/octopuses are fascinating in general too. If you haven't seen the documentary My Octopus Teacher (Netflix) yet, it's both one of the weirdest and most fascinating docus I've seen.

    • thorgalle
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      8 months ago

      By producing a soft glow on their undersides, animals can hide their dark silhouette from predators looking up from below.

      !