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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

It Turns Out Puffins Have Fluorescent Beaks That Glow Under UV Light

As if puffins — the super cute seabirds know for digging burrows and mating for life — weren’t already cool enough, one British ornithologist recently made a stunning discovery.

Jamie Dunning found that the beaks of Atlantic puffins are fluorescent and glow a bright blue when placed under an ultraviolet light. Dunning made the discovery back in February, after shining a UV light on the body of a dead puffin he had at his lab. (“I’m the kind of guy that people send dead birds to,” he told Newsweek at the time.)

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