Bioluminescence spectra of shallow and deep-sea gelatinous zooplankton: ctenophores, medusae and siphonophores

@article{Haddock1999BioluminescenceSO,
  title={Bioluminescence spectra of shallow and deep-sea gelatinous zooplankton: ctenophores, medusae and siphonophores},
  author={Steven H. D. Haddock and James F. Case},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={133},
  pages={571-582}
}
Abstract We have examined the variability and potential adaptive significance of the wavelengths of light produced by gelatinous zooplankton. [...] Key Method Bioluminescence spectra were measured from 100 species of planktonic cnidarians and ctenophores collected between 1 and 3500 m depth. Species averages of maximal wavelengths for all groups ranged from 440 to 506 nm. Ctenophores (41 species) had characteristically longer wavelengths than medusae (34 species), and the wavelengths from siphonophores (25…Expand

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