Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Blinged-Out Sea Turtle

Endangered hawksbill sea turtles have bio-fluorescent shells that reflect UV light as different colors (in this case red, yellow and green). Scientists believe this may help camouflage the turtles as they swim among reefs with lots of bio-luminescent animals at night. This is the first time that biofluorescence has ever been seen in reptiles.

Via Geekologie

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