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Image of the Day: Fluorescent Sharks

The Scientist - Tue 13 Aug 19

A newfound family of metabolites emits green light in response to the blue light of the deep ocean, causing certain sharks to glow.

How These Sharks Glow Neon Green to their Friends

Discover Magazine - Fri 9 Aug 19

The biofluorescent shark Scyliorhinus retifer. (Credit: David Gruber) (Inside Science) -- When we look at the seafloor, we might not see the bottom-dwelling sharks that blend in with the ...

Do I look glowing to you? Scientists discover how these sharks glow in the dark

ABC Science - Thu 8 Aug 19

Scientists have discovered unique molecules that make two species of shark glow in the dark.

Some sharks glow in the dark, and now we know why

Cosmos Magazine - Thu 8 Aug 19

Researchers discover an entirely new form of marine biofluorescence.

Sharks use a special kind of protein to glow green in deep water

Newscientist - Thu 8 Aug 19

Chain catsharks and swell sharks have evolved a special way to glow-in-the-dark skin that is completely different from other biofluorescent marine animals

These sharks use unique molecules to glow green - Thu 8 Aug 19

In the depths of the sea, certain shark species transform the ocean's blue light into a bright green color that only other sharks can see—but how they biofluoresce has previously been unclear. ...

These sharks glow in the dark thanks to a newly identified kind of marine biofluorescence, Newswise - Mon 12 Aug 19
These sharks use unique molecules to glow green, ScienceDaily - Thu 8 Aug 19

Chemists find source of shark fluorescence

CandEN - Sun 11 Aug 19

Brominated metabolites make sharks glow and have antibiotic properties

Shark skin study illuminates new fluorescent molecules

Chemistry World - Fri 9 Aug 19

New family of glowing metabolites help sea bottom dwelling sharks recognise each other

Unique molecules allow sharks to glow in the dark

ZME Science - Thu 8 Aug 19

Sharks may glow in order to identify each other in the ocean and fight against microbial infections.

We now know what causes these two shark species to glow green

Ars Technica - Thu 8 Aug 19

A previously unknown family of metabolites may also have antimicrobial properties.

These sharks glow in the dark thanks to a newly identified kind of marine biofluorescence

Eurekalert - Fri 9 Aug 19

In a study publishing August 8, 2019 in the journal iScience, researchers have identified what's responsible for the sharks' bright green hue: a previously unknown family of small-molecule metabolites.