Hinea brasiliana snail glows like a firefly | Hinea Snail protects itself from enemies
At the bottom of the sea, one sea creature was searching for food. It saw a snail at certain distance. It moved forward to catch it for eating. When it moved nearer to the snail, it had glows like an electric bulb instantly. Then the other sea creature had got surprised. It got feared of that special glowing and light emitting snail and went away from it.
The snail that glows by emitting light and makes the enemy to fear by its appearance had surprised the scientists very much. By emitting light at an instant, it makes the enemy to fear and thereby protects itself. These snails are living in the East coastal region of Australia. Scientists have revealed many details about this newly discovered snail to the world. The snail is named as Hinea brasiliana. Its size of the body is equivalent to the nail of human’s hand finger. It glows by emitting light just like that of a firefly. But these snails do not glow all the time. It glows only when at required times suddenly. This snail has a special feature of glowing entire shell but not at certain spot. Then light spreads from it in all directions. Intensity of light emitted from its shell is more than that of light emitted from the body. Actually its outer shell increases the intensity of light emitted by its body. Scientists of Santiago in America did research on this snail and found its special skill. Generally this snail emits green light. If required, snail glows periodically with in short intervals of time. While glowing, it emits light periodically at very high speed. Light glows and puts-off with in a fiftieth fraction of second. Scientists have used latest high speed cameras for finding this speed of glowing information. There are many applications in finding the capabilities of the snail. Scientists are saying that there are many applications related to the fields of Biotechnology, Bio Engineering and Optics. These snails are very much useful in the manufacture of florescent light emitting devices.