So Apparently Platypuses Glow in the Dark

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Of all the weird animals that exist in the world, platypuses are up there with the weirdest, and last year scientists discovered something even more peculiar about their fur: it glows! What may be even more strange, though, is how little we know about this new illumination!

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Sources:
https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2017/07/the-mystery-behind-a-scorpions-glow/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/puffin-beaks-are-fluorescent-and-theyre-not-only-ones-180968724/
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https://www.sciencenews.org/article/platypus-glow-blue-green-ultraviolet-light-fluorescent-fur
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-017-05586-5

Image Sources:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Trirachodon.jpg
Platypus specimen images courtesy of J. Martin, Northland College, in Anich et al. 2020

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