Spectacular Species of Glowing Fish in Coral Reef
Well, I guess it’s the longest nature streak in our blog. Again today we have something enjoyable and worth reading. It may look like nothing special because we already have some creatures or plants that shine at night. These beauties found in coral reef are first glowing fish of all time that was discovered. Just to be clear, this ain’t no any Chernobyl degenerate stuff.
Researchers are aware of shining corals underwater. However, glowing fish is a new chapter. The surveys revealed over 180 new biofluorescence species. By the way, the furious angler fish is not 0ne of the glowing fishes. The one simply makes light by mixing chemicals inside its body and that is called bioluminesce. Biofluorescence is a bit different. The fishes we are talking about today absorbs light from environment, then uses its special proteins to change the colour and re-emits the light. The shine varies in all rainbow colours. According to Independent the creatures use their special ability to camouflage and attract mates.
Acanthurus coeruleus, larval
Enneapterygius sp. (under different lightning)
That’s how biofluorescence corals look like. They’re crazy too.
All credits go to AMNH/J. Sparks, D. Gruber. and James Vincent.