Scientists uncover secret behind beautiful glowing Bermuda fireworms

A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE confirms that Bermuda fireworms, unique bioluminescent sea creatures first documented by Christopher Columbus, get their glow on in a way that’s entirely unlike the more well known firefly or jelly fish.

The Bermuda fireworm, known formally as Odontosyllis enopla, is found in Bermuda and down through the Caribbean. It was first documented by Columbus and his crew in 1492 as “looking like the flame of a small candle alternately raised and lowered” when their ships were about to make landing in the Caribbean islands….
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