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Researchers unveil rich world of fish biofluorescence


January 8, 2014

a green biofluorescent chain catshark A team led by scientists from the American Museum of Natural History has released the first report of widespread biofluorescence in fishes, identifying more than 180 species that glow in a wide range of colors and patterns. Published today in PLOS ONE, the research shows that biofluorescence--a phenomenon by which organisms absorb light, transform it and eject it as a different color--is common and variable among marine fish species. Full Story

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