Image: Bioluminescent snails

Bioluminescent snails

The clusterwink snail Hinea brasiliana during the day (left) and when emitting bioluminescent light (right).

Photographer:
Dimitri Deheyn
Rights:
© Dimitri Deheyn, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Notes

Dimitri Deheyn and Nerida Wilson of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have detailed for the first time the unusual green bioluminescent light emitted from the marine cluster wink snail Hinea brasiliana.

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