Puffin beaks are fluorescent and we had no ide…

Puffin beaks are fluorescent and we had no idea:

bethanythemartian:

mindblowingscience:

consensual-blathering:

i-am-a-book-dragon:

mindblowingscience:

A scientist in England has made an enlightening discovery about Atlantic puffins — under a UV light, their bills glow like a freshly cracked glow stick.

“It was sort of discovered by accident,” said Jamie Dunning, the ornithologist who first saw the beaks light up.

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I can’t tell what is my favorite part of this article, birds see colors humans can’t comprehend, glowing puffin beaks was discover accidentally, or that puffins look really good with aviator glasses.

My favorite is definitely the quote:

So he’s had sunglasses made.

For the puffins.

“This felt like the obvious thing to do,” he said.

also ‘"We’ve actually had some printed in the shape of aviators, just for the fun of it,“ he said.‘

he knows exactly how hilariously adorable and ridiculous it is to put sunglasses on the puffins and they are just gonna roll with it

delightful

(presumably it is to protect lil puffin eyes from taking damage from a big beakless weirdo shining uv lights at the front of their face)