…Have you ever seen an animal that glows in the dark?
As we all know by now, mother nature is amazing and she sure did not disappoint when she created the animal kingdom. From fluffy cats and dogs that are great for snuggles and cuddles, rare species that look marvelous, to animals that have the ability to glow in the dark, all we can say is WOW!
If you’ve ever wandered in the sea or even ventured beneath the surface in a submarine, there is a high chance that you’ve caught a glimpse of these small and flickering animals.
Even though you might think that they look a bit like aliens, the truth is that their glow serves as a way of communication with other members of the same species or they even use it to mess with their predators’ minds.
There are two major ways that help these animals glow in the dark. The first one is to take in the light that surrounds them and then release it back. In the scientific world, this whole process is called biofluorescence.
On the other hand, there are also other animals that have the ability to produce light on their own. Just like the other process previously mentioned, this one has a name as well: bioluminescence.
If you want to know more about these small creatures that can glow in the dark, keep reading about the following 6!