Some folks who bought pink shrimp near the Oregon coast discovered something fishy about their purchases. One woman switched off the lights to watch a movie and her shrimp salad started to glow. Scientists say glow-in-the-dark seafood is created by luminescent bacteria growing on sea creatures. All reports say the shrimp is safe to eat.
They said it's not a health risk and does not indicate mishandling during processing.
Specialists at Oregon State University Sea Grant Extension say the bacteria can grow at refrigerator temperatures, especially on seafood products where salt was added during processing.