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  [Aroid-l] Another Thing About Bioluminescence
From: ted.held at us.henkel.com on 2006.09.28 at 12:10:29(14682)
One other thing that should be understood
is that even the brightest bioluminescent organism is pretty dim compared
with the sun or a 25 watt bulb. Fireflies look bright against a dark summer
sky. But in the daylight you can't even tell if they're glowing. The same
applies to those cool deep-sea fish and, I suspect, luminous plants. Luminous
plants would lose some crowd appeal if you had to view them in pitch black
and wait for your eyes to accustom themselves before you could even see
their faint glow. Tell me if I'm wrong about this.

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