Some plants and animals produce light using their photospores, which are light producing organs. They emit light through a chemical process that involves a protein called luciferin. Luciferin releases energy photons, which produces a glow.
Animals with this ability may produce light to attract prey or to attract a mate. Some use this glow to distract or confuse predators.
This bioluminescence is not hazardous to the health of ocean creatures and does not pose a threat to human health.Learn more about Bodies of Water