SOLOMON ISLANDS — A glow-in-the-dark sea turtle, discovered off the Solomon Islands, is blowing the minds of scientists.
It is the first reptile ever seen with bioflourescence (the ability to reflect the blue light of the ocean as a different color).
Video of the turtle was captured in July by a New York scientist in the South Pacific Ocean.
That scientist was researching sharks and coral reefs with bioflourescence using a specially outfitted camera when the neon turtle swam by.
The phenomenon isn’t the same as bioluminescence (the ability to emit light through chemical reactions).