Make your own deep sea glow-in-the-dark lanternfish. Then have a fishstick party! Have you ever heard of a glow-in-the-dark fish? There are many kinds of lanternfish. Each kind of lanternfish glows with a special pattern of body lights. These lights, called photophores, help lanternfish survive in the darkness of the deep sea!
The pattern of photophores along the side of its body help the lanternfish find members of its own species. The photophores on its belly match the dim light that filters down from the ocean's surface and help the lanternfish hide from hungry fish below.