Asked in MythologyBotany or Plant Biology
Botany or Plant Biology
Are there any creatures in fiction that eat light?
Asked in Fish, Aquatic Mammals
Can deep sea creatures see in the dark?
After just a few hundred metres there is very little light. Most deep sea creatures have very large eyes that can detect any light that is available. Even though there is virtually no light coming from the surface lots of deep sea creatures produce light through a process called bioluminescence. It is useful to be able to see this light as if you eat the light, you will be eating the creature that it is attached to. Unfortunately some creatures use these lights to draw in their own dinner!