On the coast of Central America, scientists have discovered a Haifischart, which will glow in the dark, as reported in the scientific journal „Journal of Science Foundation„.

The sharks, the Pacific at a depth between 800 and 1500 Meters were discovered, to produce light, which gives them according to the scientists the ability, to deceive potential victims, to draw the attention of the mating partners and deter larger predators. The skin of sharks is a special luminous fabric (Photophoren) covered. is unusual in animals and their color: They are black, which very rarely occurs in species of deeper Aqua Fauna. The new Haifischart was after the author of the novel „Jaws“, Peter Benchley, „Etmopterus benchley“ stated. Lately oceanographers have discovered dozens Shark species, can produce light, but also the shining sea turtle Eretmochelys imbricata.

Etmopterus benchleyi