Hi! My name is Glowy, and I am a lantern fish. Have you ever heard of a lantern fish before? We are a very special creation of God. Do you know why? Because we can give off light! People have to carry a light, like a flashlight or a candle, but we lantern fish make our own light!
Size: Anywhere from 1–12 inches, though most are about six inches long. Lantern fish have very big eyes.
Habitat: Usually the deep sea. But at night they come closer to the surface to eat zooplankton (tiny creatures that live in the ocean).
Other Facts: Lantern fish are some of the most common fish in the deep ocean. Because of that, they are very important as food for many different creatures like squids, penguins, whales, dolphins, and sea birds. Fish were created on Day Five of Creation Week.
I give off light by a process called bioluminescence. Bioluminescence means “living light.” Have you ever seen a firefly or played with a glow stick? Well, they both use bioluminescence too, just like me! Would you like to learn more about bioluminescence? Click here!
Since I glow in the dark, I love to go on any ride at night. My friends love to watch me on the roller coasters as I shine through all the twists and turns. Of course, since I am a fish, I mostly go on water rides.
John 8:12 “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” There is really only one Living Light, the Lord Jesus Christ! If we trust Him as Savior, we can know the Light of the World!
When scientists try to copy something that God used in nature, it is called biomimicry. Many inventions have come about because people look at God’s design and then copy it. Things like Velcro, God did first! Scientists have tried to copy my ability to make light because it is so efficient, but so far they have been unable to. A normal light bulb is only 5% efficient, and fluorescent light is 10–15% efficient. My light is 96% efficient!
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