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Tasmanian devils glow under UV light, researchers confirm after Australian animals biofluorescence discovery – ABC News

Scientists have only recently discovered that platypuses and wombats glow under ultraviolet light — but now researchers at a US zoo have become the first in the…



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Researchers at a US zoo have discovered Tasmanian devils glow under ultraviolet light, weeks after the same phenomenon was discovered to occur in platypuses, bilbies and wombats.
Key points:

  • US researchers have discovered the Tasmanian devil’s facial features glow blue under ultraviolet light
  • Researchers at Toledo Zoo in Ohio were inspired by a recent study that found the same phenomenon occurred in platypuses
  • Scientists say the discovery will help them learn more about how the Tasmanian devil interacts…

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