“Glowing” Sea Turtle Discovered!

A National Geographic Emerging Explorer, David Gruler, encountered a something shiny moving in the water while filming coral off the Solomon Islands. This shiny plate like object seemed to be some kind of a tiny glowing submarine. Upon checking it turned out to be a hawksbill sea turtle. Biofluorescene though has been observed in sea animals earlier but, this particularly is quite a step forward as its the first time that biofluorescence has been seen in a reptile. Check out the video to see this wonder of nature.

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