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Offline Nicholas Lee

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Why are some animals transparent?
« on: 01/07/2016 08:15:49 »
Glass frog, Barreleye fish, Phronima, and jellyfish, are all transparent. So its... safe for electrons to be in energy levels that transmission visible light, in molecules of human tissue. ?

Also are the electrons in these transparent animals in the ground state, or do the electrons reside permanently in a higher shell level, for the energy levels of the electrons to transmission light.
I thought the mystery of why glass, liquids, and plastics were transparent was just limited to inanimate objects only.
That energy levels in electrons that transmission, could only be in inanimate objects.
But I guess it is safe for electrons to have energy levels that transmission, in human tissue.
I am grateful for your help, anything helps even a few words. :D
« Last Edit: 01/07/2016 21:46:15 by Timemachine2 »


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Re: Why are some animals transparent?
« Reply #1 on: 01/07/2016 10:08:51 »
Q. Why are some animals transparent ? 

Melanocytes have the disadvantage they can become cancerous.
So not having pigmentation where you don't need it , ( like the belly of a glass frog , or the entire body a deep-water creature ), is advantageous : a reduction of risk.
« Last Edit: 01/07/2016 10:48:35 by RD »
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