World’s First Fluorescent Frog Discovered in Argentina
Have you ever seen a tree frog that naturally fluoresces?
Scientists have recently discovered the World’s first fluorescent frog.
It’s called the polka-dot tree frog that glows bright green under ultraviolet light.
Many ocean creatures fluoresce, including fish, corals, shrimps, sharks and one species of sea turtle.
Although it is mysterious as to why animals fluoresce, scientist suspect this ability to be a form of communication, camouflage and mate attraction.
Among land animals, only some parrots and scorpions fluoresce. The polka-dot tree frog is the first known amphibian to do so.
The molecules polka-dot tree frogs use to fluoresce are only found in plants, which opens up more questions than are answered!