Bioluminsecent Phytoplankton - Dinoflagellates

The biological light, or bioluminescence, in the waves is the product of marine microbes called phytoplankton—and now scientists think they know how some of these life-forms create their brilliant blue glow.

The most common type of marine bioluminescence is generated by phytoplankton known as dinoflagellates. A recent study co-authored by Hastings has for the first time identified a special channel in the dinoflagellate cell membrane that responds to electrical signals—offering a potential mechanism for how the algae create their unique illumination.

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    Bioluminsecent Phytoplankton - Dinoflagellates The biological light, or bioluminescence, in the waves is the product of...
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    Bioluminescence is fucking awesome.
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