Science Glow-in-the-dark sharks have specially adapted eyes, say scientists

Sharks capable of bioluminescence have evolved eyes with a higher density of rods than their non-glowing counterparts, giving these sharks 'faster' vision.

By , LiveScience Staff Writer

Dr. Jérôme Mallefet (FNRS/UCL)

In the "twilight zone" of the deep ocean, strange glowing sharks have evolved eyes that are adapted to see complex patterns of light in the dark, new research reveals.