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Narwhals

NARWHAL (Monodon monoceros) Very little is known about narwhals. “Narwhal” comes from the Old Norse word “nár” , meaning “corpse “. This is because of the greyish pigmentation of this beautiful animal. This social whale is known for the extremely … Continue reading

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Bioluminescence

Bioluminescence. Nice word. It refers to how a living organism produces and emits light. Its name comes from the Greek word bios, meaning “living” and the Latin word lumen “light”. Bioluminescence generally occurs in marine vertebrates and invertebrates, in microorganisms … Continue reading

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