And just when we thought that there is nothing more frightening than a sea of sharks, scientists have come to make us rethink a new kind of shark which remains invisible. It’s kinda cool if you thing about it. We are analyzing a rare species, which is called etmopterus spinax, it is small in size and can remain safe since no one can see him. According to the Huffington Post, although the shark glows in the dark, it has the ability to create an optical illusion thus completely integrated in the environment and not perceived.

Etmopterus Spinax

Etmopterus Spinax

Etmopterus Spinax

Etmopterus Spinax

After analyzing the shark, scientists saw that nine bright areas of the body where the light imprisoned, creating an invisible cloak. Scientists speculate that this ability plays a role in reproduction, giving the signal that it is ready to breed or he’s the best candidate for mating.

Etmopterus Spinax

Etmopterus Spinax

Etmopterus Spinax

Etmopterus Spinax

The researchers will publish their study in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, note that this kind of shark has been identified on the islands of Okinawa in Japan and in the past in the area around Taiwan and southern Japan.

By Nicole P.

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