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  • First Bioluminescent Click Beetle Species Discovered in Asia
    The first click beetle with a luminous organ has been discovered in a subtropical region in southwest China. (July 27, 2019)

  • Glowing Sea Turtle is First Known Biofluorescent Reptile
    A glowing sea turtle discovered by scientists near the Solomon Islands is the first known biofluorescent reptile. (September 29, 2015)

    Glasshead Barreleye Fish Has Previously Unknown Type of Eye With Two Retinas
    The glasshead barreleye fish has a previously unknown type of eye with two retinas. (March 21, 2014)

    Scientists in Uruguay Create First Glow in the Dark Sheep
    Little Bo Peep would never have lost this flock. (April 30, 2013)

    Deep-sea Shrimp Spews Bioluminescent Vomit to Escape Predators
    Parapandalus is a deep-sea shrimp that is capable of spewing a bioluminescent fluid to escape predators. (October 16, 2012)

    Study Finds Deep-sea Crabs Locate Food With Ultraviolet Vision
    Researchers have discovered that some deep-sea crabs use ultraviolet vision to find food. (September 6, 2012)

    Deep-sea Octopus Squid Leaves Its Arms Behind as Escape Tactic
    Stephanie Bush, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Rhode Island, observed a never-before-seen defensive strategy used by a small species of deep-sea squid in which the animal counter-attacks a predator and then leaves the tips of its arms attached to the predator as a distraction. (August 4, 2012)

    Bioluminescent Millipede, Which Oozes Cyanide, Uses Green Glow to Warn Off Predators
    A University of Arizona-led research team has discovered that bioluminescent millipedes use their glow as a warning signal to nocturnal predators. (September 26, 2011)

    Researchers Find Synchronous Flashing Helps Female Fireflies Recognize Suitable Mates
    In some firefly species the bioluminescent flashing between males occurs synchronically. (July 14, 2011)

    Bioluminescent Fungus Rediscovered in Brazil
    A bioluminescent fungus not seen since 1840 has been rediscovered. (July 6, 2011)