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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

22 Comments on 180 Beautifully Glowing Fish Newly Discovered

  1. Wow. Just wow.

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

    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 // Reply

    Wow, this pretty cool. Thanks Clay!

  4. That is really creepy and cool at the same time.

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

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

  6. I like the clump of ants!

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

      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.

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

    That is COOL!!!!!

  8. That is awesome!

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      • Jammer860558 from Animal Jamand is more popular than julian2 // January 23, 2014 at 11:24 am //

        It sure is a small website out there….

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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 // Reply

    awsome

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