Counterillumination in the Hawaiian bobtail squid, Euprymna scolopes Berry (Mollusca: Cephalopoda)
B. W. Jones, M.K. Nishiguchi 2004 Marine Biology v144, p1151-1155

This Marine Biology scholarly article presents data demonstrating that the squid Euprymna scolopes can modify the intensity of light produced by its bacterial symbiont Vibrio fischeri in the light organ as down-welling light intensity changes. Bacterial bioluminescence from the light organ is directly correlated with down-welling light intensity, suggesting that E. scolopes individuals utilize and control V. fischeri luminescence for counterillumination. A subscription may be required to access the full-text version of this article.

ISSN 1432-1793
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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology, Geoscience:Geology, Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Journal Article
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine, Surface Waters
Topics: Climate, Earth surface, Biosphere:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Marine, Biosphere:Ecology