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Wow – aquatic neon lighting?!

Photo Gallery: Translucent Creatures
A pelagic, or open-ocean, octopus gives off a neon glow in Hawaii. Most species of octopus have no internal skeleton, unlike other cephalopods.

A photographer’s strobe gives a violet sheen to this translucent juvenile roundbelly cowfish off the coast of Kona, Hawaii. Also known as the transparent boxfish, the roundbelly cowfish has two short horns in front of its eyes.

Translucent, purple fish
A hydromedusa spreads its luminescent tentacles in the Weddell Sea near Antarctica.

Hydromedusa in Antarctica
Darkness in Antarctica’s Weddell Sea gives this comb jelly a chance to show off its candy-colored bioluminescent cells.

Brightly colored jellyfish

A transparent larval shrimp piggybacks on an equally see-through jellyfish in the waters around Hawaii.

Shrimp on a jellyfish
An opalescent squid uses its giant eyes to navigate the nighttime waters around Papua New Guinea.


All photography from:-photography.nationalgeographic.com