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Why are the polar animals transparent?

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When the sun's rays hit off of the Polar bear's transparent guard hair, some of this light energy travels into the hair and gets trapped. This energy bounces around inside the hollow part of the hair causing a reaction called luminescence, which is an emission of light. read more

Many Polar animals are white for camouflage against the snow and ice. If you were to place them on a black surface, they would stand out like the white dots on domino, so they are not transparent. read more

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