Heard Of A Sea Sapphire? Well, That’s Probably Because They Can Become Invisible!

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A Sea Sapphire, sometimes referred to as the rice of the sea, is a copepod that lives in groups of small shrimp-like animals at the bottom of the sea, but are somewhat elusive. And there’s a very good reason. They can become invisible!

According to the Deep Sea News, “the secret to the sea sapphire’s shine is in microscopic layers of crystal plates inside their cells. In the case of blue sea sapphires, these crystal layers are separated by only about four ten thousandths of a millimeter; about the same distance as a wavelength of blue light.”

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