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bioluminescent Ostracods

Ostracods are little Crustaceans living in the ocean. In the Caribbean coral reefs Ostracods use bioluminescent light on there mating display, like fireflies. That is why they are called sea fireflies. This behavior has never been photographed before. Atlantic, Bonaire, Leeward Antilles, Caribbean region, Netherlands Antilles

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Ostracods | Muschelkrebse
Ostracods are little Crustaceans living in the ocean. In the Caribbean coral reefs  Ostracods use bioluminescent light on there mating display, like fireflies. That is why they are called sea fireflies. This behavior has never been photographed before. Atlantic, Bonaire, Leeward Antilles, Caribbean region, Netherlands Antilles