Angler Fish Light

Most recent answer: 01/21/2016

Do the lights on Angler Fishes heads actually light up? My friends say they do, but i'm still not sure.
- Anna Grace (age 11)
Birmingham, AL, Amerca

I wasn't familiar with this question before, so I have to admit going straight to Wikipedia: . The answer that some anglerfish do give off light from bioluminescent bacteria sounds reliable. Bioluminescence is fairly common- you've seen an example in fireflies.

Mike W.

(published on 01/21/2016)