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Fish that glow

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The photos are not a lighting trick or some product of genetic engineering.

The fish glow in the dark.

Researchers with the American Museum of Natural History published the photographs as part of a study of naturally glowing fish species.

It's called bioflourescence. It happens when an organism absorbs blue light, transforms it and emits it as another color.

Previously, bioflourescence was known mostly among animals like jellyfish and butterflies, and even a few parrots.