CREEPY AND COLORFUL
Who knew scorpions were natural club kids? When you shine a black light on these critters, their exoskeletons glow a neon blue. This transformation happens due to the way the proteins of a scorpion’s outer shell convert the light. Scientists are still unsure what benefit (if any) this glowing feature serves.
COME TO ME, MY PRETTY
Like humans, many deep-sea fish are attracted to pretty lights. The anglerfish uses this to its advantage by dangling a bioluminescent lure above its jaws. Fish eagerly swim toward the light, only to find a hungry set of teeth.