Anything Glowing Is Way Too Cool
If you know me then you know I have a fascination with biofluorescences and bioluminescences. I first discovered the beauty of bioluminescence when I spotted a sea of mushrooms in the tropical rainforest of Australia. The latest “wow!” that may get you intrigued comes from a 2015 article in the National Geographic on the discovery of the first biofluorescent hawksbill sea turtle. The turtle has the ability to reflect blue light hitting its shell and re-emit it as a different color.
There is a difference between biofluorescence and bioluminescence. Biofluorescence occurs when blue light hits a surface and is reflected back as a different color. Bioluminescence is used when animals or plants emit their own light, often chemical reaction or symbiotic bacteria.
Check out the video on the discovery of the turtle here
There is so much to discover and learn, and there is even studies going on bioluminescent trees that could help light city streets and highways. Way. To. Cool.