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  • n. Plural form of fireworm.

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Examples

  • The fireworms are very small but they show a spectacular bioluminescence display that is correlated with the lunar cycle.

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  • Across its nightbound bulk thin fireworms crawled, seams of steam puffed out, threads of red and greyish white that traced the rugged cliff like livid veins - rivulets of glowing lava and steaming mud-ash, scouting the path for the lethal floods at their heels, ready to rain down upon the land.

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  • San Diego -- U.S. scientists say they've uncovered clues about the bioluminescent process used by marine fireworms that produce a green glow often seen in tropical seas.

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  • Some tree seeds are longtime survivors marine fireworms

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  • "This is another step toward understanding the biology of the bioluminescence in fireworms, and it also brings us closer to isolating the protein that produces the light," said Deheyn, a scientist in the Marine Biology Research Division at Scripps.

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  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography researchers at the University of California-San Diego led by Dimitri Deheyn and Michael Latz said the fireworms use bioluminescence to attract suitors in an undersea mating ritual and might also use the light as a defensive measure.

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  • A central finding described in the Invertebrate Biology paper is that the fireworms 'bioluminescent light appears to play a role beyond attracting mates.

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  • Marine fireworms use bioluminescence to attract suitors in an undersea mating ritual.

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  • The fireworms used in the study (Odontosyllis phosphorea) are seafloor-dwelling animals that inhabit tropical and sub-tropical shallow coastal areas.

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  • The bright glow attracts male fireworms, which also release gametes into the bright green cloud.

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