We’re not sure if this is good… but you can now spot three types of sharks before they spot you.
Scientists have discovered new species of glowing sharks were found off New Zealand’s east coast. A study published in the Frontiers in Marine Science journal details the January 2020 discovery of three new glow-in-the-dark shark species.
Researchers say this is the first time scientists have found proof of bioluminescence in sharks. The glowing kitefin, blackberry lantern sharks, and southern sharks all live in the ocean’s “twilight zone,” which is between 200 and one thousand meters below sea level where solar light doesn’t reach.
Bioluminescence is used to protect sharks from predators.