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4 Incredible Videos of Animals With Superpowers

  See "glowing" sharks, blood-squirting lizards, and more impressive creatures we featured in April.  

Watch: 'Glow-in-the-Dark' Sharks The recent discovery of more than 200 biofluorescent marine creatures has sparked interest in the biological and ecological roles of this phenomenon. Marine biologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer David Gruber delves into the study of how these creatures see by designing a "shark-eye camera" that replicates the vision of biofluorescent sharks. In the deep waters of Scripps Canyon, off the coast of Southern California, Gruber images glowing swell sharks without the aid of artificial light. The resulting footage shows that swell sharks see each other's biofluorescent markings much better than other objects in the dark, blue sea. Read more about the sharks and the study.

Color changers , speed demons, and mind controllers may sound like the stuff of fiction.

But the animal kingdom abounds with real-life superheroes whose abilities would make any comic book crusader jealous. (See "Like 'Deadpool,' This Jellyfish Has Amazing Superpowers.")

Many species have evolved ingenious strategies to find mates, escape dangers, or just score a meal. 

Take the secretive, deep-sea catsharks that use biofluorescence to become more visible to each other, according to a new study.

These little-known fish generally live deep enough that they are bathed only in blue light, since the rest of the wavelengths of light are blocked by the water above. The sharks have a special, as-yet-unidentified pigment in their skin that absorbs blue light and re-emits it as the color green. (Also see "Spider-Man Ready: 5 Animals That Regrow Parts.")

And thanks to the proliferation and popularity of smartphones and affordable video cameras, there are more new recordings of natural phenomena than ever before—some never previously documented. 

Keep scrolling for more superpowered animal videos we showcased on Facebook in April. 

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