fyeahuniverse: (Credit; Paul A. Zahl) Cypridina hilgendorfii A…

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(Credit; Paul A. Zahl)

Cypridina hilgendorfii

A bioluminescent organism found off the coast of Japan. In World War II it was harvested to use as a light source for Japanese soldiers needing to read at night.

Source: National Geographic

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