Pictures of a shark that lights up in the dark were taken for the first time in the ocean of Chatham Rise in New Zealand. Dalatias licha is a kitefin shark, which can grow up to six feet long. Scientists from the Catholic University of Louvain (UCLouvain) and National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) found the fish between 200 and 900 meters under the ocean’s ground, making it “really difficult to observe”, told Dr. Jérôme Mallefet, head of the marine biology laboratory at UCLouvain. Mallefet added that 57 known types of shark can perform bioluminescence—the process of producing light with biochemical reaction. Southern lanternshark (Etmopterus granulosus) and blackbelly lanternshark (Etmopterus lucifer) were also seen doing the activity.