Researchers recently identified more than 180 fish species that glow brilliant colors through a natural process called biofluorescence. The colorful light…Read More »
is invisible to the human eye without the help of special filters. The following images were taken with cameras specially equipped with such filters to capture the brilliant diversity of light in the fish world.
Above, a green biofluorescent chain catshark (Scyliorhinus retifer).
A triplefin blennie (Enneapterygius sp.) under white light (above) and blue light (below).
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Laura Poppick is a contributing writer for Live Science, with a focus on earth and environmental news. Laura has a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Laura has a good eye for finding fossils in unlikely places, will pull over to examine sedimentary layers in highway roadcuts, and has gone swimming in the Arctic Ocean.