San Diego Scientists Discover Why Some Sharks Glow

Some sharks glow deep under water and it turns out the reason has to do with aiding communication between sharks, according to San Diego researchers.

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Top: Fluorescent light image of a female swell shark. Bottom: White light image of a female swell shark.
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American Museum of Natural History scientist David Gruber using a special "shark-eye" camera.
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A look at a swell shark in its natural habitat under white light, natural light and high-intensity blue light (top to bottom).
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A female chain catshark under fluorescent and white light.
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J. Sparks, D. Gruber, and V. Pieribone
A biofluorescent swell shark.
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