There really is nothing as amazing as mother nature as giant glow-in-the-dark sharks have been found in the deep sea around New Zealand.
The sharks are luminous and can grow up to 180cm. And their bioluminescence is caused by a chemical reaction with living organisms to create visible light. So that’s your science lesson for the day!
The luminous sharks now have the distinction of being the largest-known luminous vertebrate. Which is a bragging right we never even knew existed!
The sharks were collected a year ago off the coast of New Zealand in a fish survey.
Don’t worry about bumping into them on your next swim in the sea, however.
They live in the twilight zone of the ocean around 200 and 1,000 metres deep where there’s no sunlight. And researchers think the glowing might help them camouflage them from any threats.
Although quite who wants to attack a glow-in-the-dark shark is anyone’s guess!
Another idea is that the glowing light is used to light up the ocean floor as the shark searches for food.
Yemeni fishermen strike it rich with whale vomit find worth millions
A group of Yemeni fishermen are laughing all the way to the bank after they found a dead whale loaded with whale vomit which is worth more than gold.
Strange but brilliantly true!
Whale vomit is better known as ambergris and is used by high-end perfume makers as it helps the smell last longer.
The lucky fishermen spotted the whale’s floating body 30km out to sea in the Gulf of Aden. But unable to take the prized catch on their own, they got together a group of 37 fishermen who dragged the whale back to shore where they discovered just how rich they would be.