134: Glowing Squirrels

134: Glowing Squirrels

 
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An accidental discovery by scientist Jonathan G. Martin lead to a surprise at his bird feeder. Turns out Flying Squirrels in the United States have a special trait. Under ultraviolet light they glow.

Ultraviolet light makes flying squirrels turn PINK!
image: Northland College

If you want to know more about the particulars of ultraviolet light here’s a link to a LiveScience.com article.

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