Why Do Disco Clams Put On Brilliant Light Shows?

January 6, 2015 7:27 PM

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Why Do Disco Clams Put On Brilliant Light Shows?

The mollusk's flamboyance may warn predators or lure prey, research suggests.

The so-called "disco clam" is one eye-catching mollusk—nestled in coral reefs off Indonesia, the animal generates brilliant flashes of light that earned it its festive name.

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