180 Beautifully Glowing Fish Newly Discovered

You’ve all seen bioluminescent sea creatures before. They’re those beautiful sea dwellers that are capable of making their own light.

But you may be a little less familiar with biofluroescent fish. At least I was.

Unlike bioluminescence, biofluorescence isn’t controlled by the animal. It’s caused when a fish — after absorbing lots of blue light — re-emits that light as different colors.

New York Times science writer, James Gorman explains it better than I can in the video below:

 

Check out photos of some of the coolest of the newly found fish:

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Credits: biofluorescent stonefish (Synanceia verrucosa) AMNH; Chain catshark: A green biofluorescent chain catshark; biofluorescent false moray eel (Kaupichthys brachychirus) AMNH; biofluorescent lizardfish (Saurida gracilis) AMNH; biofluorescent goby (Eviota sp.) AMNH; biofluorescent ray (Urobatis jamaicensis) AMNH; biofluorescent sole (Soleichthys heterorhinos) AMNH; Scorpionfish: A red fluorescing scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis papuensis) perched on red fluorescing algae at night in the Solomon Islands. PLOS ONE; Triplefin blennie: A triplefin blennie (Enneapterygius sp.) under white light (above) and blue light (below) AMNH/J. Sparks and D. Gruber

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22 Responses to “180 Beautifully Glowing Fish Newly Discovered”

  1. 8of12
    January 10, 2014 at 2:20 pm #

    Wow. Just wow.

  2. Avenger Nerd
    January 10, 2014 at 2:54 pm #

    That is really cool! How did God make it like that?

  3. Jammer860558 from A.J. and is more popular than julian2
    January 10, 2014 at 3:56 pm #

    Wow, this pretty cool. Thanks Clay!

  4. Billybobjoe
    January 11, 2014 at 6:19 am #

    That is really creepy and cool at the same time.

    • Jammer860558 from Animal Jamand is more popular than julian2
      January 23, 2014 at 11:21 am #

      I do not see how this is creepy in any way or fashion

      • Wise Guy
        January 28, 2014 at 8:32 am #

        Me neither. ;)

  5. Wise Guy learned something
    January 11, 2014 at 8:16 am #

    AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :)

  6. purple bird
    January 11, 2014 at 5:13 pm #

    I like the clump of ants!

    • Jammer860558 from Animal Jamand is more popular than julian2
      January 23, 2014 at 11:23 am #

      It is not ants if you look carefully you can see a tiny glowing fish not more than 1 creature but just 1 fish and as for the other glowing part that is most likely coral.

      • purple bird
        January 24, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

        No, I mean the fourth video on there! “The Incredible Physics of Ants!”

  7. Chuck Norris
    January 13, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    That is COOL!!!!!

  8. Peanut
    January 17, 2014 at 4:48 pm #

    That is awesome!

  9. Wise Guy
    January 19, 2014 at 9:57 am #

    Almost everyone in here I already know, except for Chuck Norris. ;)

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      January 21, 2014 at 4:56 pm #

      I still know almost everyone in here except for Chuck Norris. ;) ;)

      • Jammer860558 from Animal Jamand is more popular than julian2
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        It sure is a small website out there….

      • Wise Guy
        January 28, 2014 at 8:34 am #

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        February 15, 2014 at 8:15 am #

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      • CHEESEBURGER OF AWESOMENESS
        March 18, 2014 at 7:03 pm #

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  10. pokemon trainer
    February 24, 2014 at 8:52 pm #

    awsome

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