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Giant Sharks That Glow in the Dark Discovered by Scientists Who Got Wise to Their Camouflage

Discussion in 'Pets & Animals' started by Michie, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    For many, sharks are scary enough as it is—and a glow-in-the-dark-shark is simply more than our nerves could handle.

    Fortunately, the kitefin shark (Dalatias licha), now thought to be the world’s largest bioluminescent vertebrate, lives in the “twilight zone” at depths of 300 to 1,000 meters.

    Frontiers in Marine Science Journal/Jérôme Mallefet

    The five-foot-long shark was confirmed as a glowing species in a recent study off the eastern coast of New Zealand. Bioluminescence is a well-established evolutionary phenomenon among deep sea life, and it’s not the first time it’s been documented in sharks.

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