Off the coast of New Zealand, scientists have discovered the largest shark that can glow in the dark. Kite shark Today is with a body length of up to 180 cm Largest known luminous vertebrae.
He and two other species Bioluminescent (Able to Shine – ed.) Deep-sea sharks – black-bellied and southern – were spotted on the Chatham uplands of New Zealand in January last year, writes BBC.
Previously, these shark species were already known to marine biologists, but their luminosity potential was recently discovered. They give thanks to hundreds of light cells – photophores – located in the skin.
Sharks live in the twilight zone of the ocean at depths of 200 to 1000 meters. In such environments, they do not have the ability to hide from hazards, so bioluminesis can be used as camouflage by them.
Remember, a huge dead Crocodile Fish, Was discovered on the banks of the Macarichi reservoir in Singapore.
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