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Bioluminescence, Weird & Wonderful Light

Bioluminescence, Weird & Wonderful Light

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Friday, March 29, 2019/Categories: natural history, wildlife conservation, video, marine life, sustainability, art and design, adventure

                                                Bioluminescent Black Dragonfish (credit: NOAA)

The Earth's oceans are filled with light. Creatures from bacteria, corals, to fish emit light (bioluminescence) in the deep oceans for hunting, mating, and self-defense. Marine expert Edith Widder, with NOAA's ocean exploration division, was one of the first to film these shimmering creatures from a submersible vehicle. She even began to "communicate" with several species using experiments that reproduced flashing light patterns.

The oceans cover 70% of Earth and there is still a 'world of wonder' to explore!

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