Sea SparkleNoctiluca scintillans
Play: The bioluminescence Noctiluca scintillans is a PLANKTON that feeds off of other PLANKTON SPECIES.
Play: It must be played adjacent to at least 1 compatible PLANKTON SPECIES.
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Noctiluca scintillans, commonly known as the Sea Sparkle, and also published as Noctiluca miliaris, is a free-living non-parasitic marine-dwelling species of dinoflagellate that exhibits bioluminescence. The bioluminescent characteristic of N. scintillans is produced by a luciferin-luciferase system located in thousands of spherically shaped organelles, or “microsources”, located throughout the cytoplasm of this single-celled protist. Nonluminescent populations within the genus Noctiluca lack these microsources. N. scintillans […] read more