Three glow in the dark shark species discovered

Researchers in New Zealand discovered three new shark species that glow in the dark. Do not fear because these sharks swim in what scientists call the “twilight zone” which is as deep as 200 and 1000 metres. And humans are not on their list of prey.
Share on twitter
Share on facebook
Share on digg
Share on pocket
Share on telegram
Share on reddit
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on stumbleupon
Share on twitter
Share on facebook
Share on digg
Share on pocket
Share on telegram
Share on reddit
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on stumbleupon

Researchers in New Zealand discovered three new shark species that glow in the dark. The kitefin shark, the blackbelly lanternshark, and the southern lanternshark were found off the Chatham Rise, which is an oceanic area off New Zealand’s East Coast.

You can find details about the study which was published in the Frontiers in the Marine Science journal.

The discovery of the kitefin shark is a record-breaking one because it is now the largest-known luminous underwater creature.

We, humans, need not panic because the shark swims at a depth of about 300 meters (984 feet) below sea level. It feeds on smaller sharks, ground fish and crustaceans. As long as you are not one of those creatures you are safe.

This discovery is the first time scientists have been able to find proof of bioluminescence in sharks.

ORIGINAL SOURCE

MORE QUICK NEWS

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Passion for the Truth. Compassion for People.

Facts, Logic and Reasoning guide our process

We strive to challenge our own bias through an open sourced platform.

We search for the inner connection between all people aiming to bridge divides.