By leaking light, squid hides in plain sight

Inefficiency in bioluminescent cells may let sea creature mask itself

Squid

ALMOST INVISIBLE SQUID  The big eyes of a nearly transparent squid are camouflaged with bioluminescence (Galiteuthis phyllura shown).

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