Scientists discover ‘glowing’ sea turtle

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In late July, deep sea divers made a glowing discovery: a sea turtle that reflected light, according to Fox News.

Marine biologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer David Gruber of City University of New York, says he discovered the animals while he was filming biofluorescence in small sharks and coral reefs in the Solomon Islands.

Gruber told National Geographic that during a crocodile hunt one night, “there came out of nowhere this fluorescent turtle. It looked like a big spaceship gliding into view, an alien craft with a patchwork of neon green and red all over its head and body.”

The turtle is the first reptile to reflect blue light and re-emit it as a different color.