Biofluorescent animals are organisms who absorb light, transform it, and then eject it as a different color. This is different from bioluminescent animals who produce their own light by a chemical reaction. Biofluorescence is common is sea animals like fish, but it was never seen in reptiles before.
Marine biologist David Gruber, of City University of New York, was recently diving off the coast of Solomon Islands to research and film biofluorescent animals there. He was mostly looking for small sharks and coral reefs. Instead, he encounters a ‘glowing’ biofluorescent hawksbill sea turtle.
Via: National Geographic
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