Marine potpourri

Published: Wednesday 15 July 2009

For centuries, sailors in the Indian Ocean have told stories of seas glowing with a dim, white light at night. Satellite images have now confirmed the appearance of bioluminescent bacteria. Scientists say this rare phenomenon could be a way for the bacteria to catch the attention of fish so they can enter their guts and live there.

This story is among the interesting ones to be listed in The brainchild of amateur American astronomer and graphic designer, J D Knight, the site has stuff to catch the eyes of a variety of people. You can find information on sea creatures, scuba diving or simply about keeping fish.There is everything you ever wanted to know about terms used in astronomy, telescopes and forthcoming celestial events.

Orlando-based Knight has culled out most of this information himself. The site's readers also pitch in.

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