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  • 22 August, 2022

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Arctic Snailfish with Freeze Proteins

Arctic Snailfish with Freeze Proteins

Scientists have discovered a fluorescent snailfish (Liparis gibbus) with antifreeze proteins coursing through its veins beneath a Greenland glacier.

By doing this, snailfish may stop ice crystals from building up in their cells and bodily fluids.

About the Discovery

  • The first known Arctic bio fluorescent fish is also a result of the discovery of the Greenland snailfish.
  • According to experts, it is uncommon for a marine animal to display fluorescence, the property that allows some living things, such as fish and insects, to absorb sunlight and reemit it as a distinct hue.
  • Notothenioid fishes were once noted for having an antifreeze substance in their bloodstream that protects them from dying from hypothermia.

About Snailfish

  • The Liparidae is a family of marine scorpaeniform fishes, also referred to as snailfish or sea snails.
  • In the dark northern seas, the snailfish emits bio fluorescence that enables it to glow both green and red.
  • The only polar fish known to exhibit fluorescence is the snailfish. An organism's capacity to change blue light into green, red, or yellow light is known as bio fluorescence.
  • In the Arctic, Antarctic, and North Atlantic oceans as well as the North Pacific, snailfish can be found.

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Source: The Hindu

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