Bioluminescence: The Majority of Species Upon Earth Living Within the Oceans, the Majority of These Species Possessing Bioluminescence, the Meaning of “Bioluminescence”, the Number of Times Bioluminescence Has Evolved, and the Purpose of Bioluminescence

Most life on Earth lives within the depths of the ocean, far below where visible life can reach, and of those species, approximately 90% of them have evolved bioluminescence, which means "living light" in Greek/Latin (the term "bio" from Greek and the term "lumen" from Latin). Bioluminescence has evolved 40 times on the tree of life which contains all organisms. Bioluminescence is used to warn predators, signal a mate, and find food, among other things...


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