Video: Fluorescent Reef Fish Revealed


More than 180 species of fish that glow in a wide range of colours and patterns have been discovered and documented by scientists. The research, led by a team from the American Museum of Natural History, shows that biofluorescence is common among a wide variety of marine fish species, and possibly used for a range of behaviour, including communication and breeding. As well as producing some stunning footage using highly specialised equipment, the results are published in the Journal PLOS One. More: Video: Fluorescent Reef Fish Revealed

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