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Scientists Discover Glowing Sea Turtle
By Joseph Tepper, September 30, 2015 @ 09:17 PM (EST)
Source: National Geographic

We’ve seen some awesome underwater fluorescence photography recently, but this imagery blows it all away—scientists have the first film evidence of a glowing turtle.

Researchers captured the footage of the first instance of biofluorescence in a reptile while opserving the behavior of other glowing species. The turtle came “out of nowhere” and was a complete surprise.

“I’ve been [studying turtles] for a long time and I don’t think anyone’s ever seen this,” Alexander Gaos, director of the Eastern Pacific Hawksbill Initiative, told National Geographic. “This is really quite amazing.”

The hawksbill sea turtle displayed neon green and red biofluorescence, a first for any reptile. More information can be found in the original article on Nat Geo.

 

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