Bioluminescence

AuntDot

Dunnellon, United States

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Abstract of rust and “gunk” on a dumpster behind a store in Dunnellon, Florida. I couldn’t help thinking of those deep sea creatures that create their own light. (See below)

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Color saturated a bit in Picasa3, a free download

Top Ten Winner in the “Abstract Lines – Avatar Challenge” in Pure Abstract Group, April 2, 2013
FEATURED in Abstract Macro Urban Art, May 15, 2011
Top Ten Winner in the “Hot and Cold Macro Grunge” challenge in Abstract Macro Urban Art, October 28, 2010
FEATURED in The World As We See It, or as we missed it, July 20, 2010
FEATURED in #1 Artists of RedBubble, July 15, 2010

From Wikipedia:
“Bioluminescence is the ability for an organism to create light through chemical reactions. Creatures use bioluminescence in many ways: to light their way, attract prey, or seduce a mate. Many underwater animals are bioluminescent—from the Viper fish to the Flashlight fish, which is named for its light…. Some creatures, such as the angler fish have a concentration of photophores in a small limb that protrudes from their bodies, which they use as a lure to catch curious fish. Bioluminescence can also confuse enemies. The chemical process of bioluminescence requires at least two chemicals: the light producing chemical called luciferin and the reaction causing chemical called luciferase… The luciferase catalyzes the oxidation of the luciferin causing light and resulting in an inactive oxyluciferin. Fresh luciferin must be brought in through the diet or through internal synthesis.”

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