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This isn't a lighting trick or some product of genetic engineering.

Researchers with the American Museum of Natural History released these photographs as part of a study of naturally glowing fish species released this week.

Biologists identified about 180 varieties of fish that can create their own light shows!

It's called "bioflourescence" (bio-floor-essence) and it happens when an organism absorbs blue light, transforms it and emits it as another color.

Scientists say that animals like corals, jellyfish and butterflies, and even a few parrots have also been known to glow in the dark.

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