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Scientists Find Glow-In-The-Dark Sea Turtle

The astonishing discovery was made by a marine biologist working in the Solomon Islands.

David Gruber, a researcher at the City University of New York, was on a night dive when he noticed the turtle emitting strange lights.

Night dive reveals first biofluorescent turtle

Gruber was filming biofluorescence in sharks and coral reefs when he noticed that a nearby hawksbill turtle was emitting green and red light. Biofluorescence is defined as the ability of an organism to absorb light, change it and emit it in another color, and has been observed in various animals.

While the phenomenon has previously been seen in fish, sharks, corals, jellyfish and mantis shrimp, this is the first time that a...


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