bioluminescence

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Category archives for bioluminescence

Beautiful and fascinating footage of a Bloodbelly Comb (not a jellyfish, but similarly gelatinous, like my brother) from the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s remote operated vehicle. The laser light show comes from tiny transparent, hair-like cilia combined with trace amounts of LSD that will forever remain in your spine. I could point out that it appears…

by Katie the Lowly Intern As a kid, I was always interested in bioluminescence: So I can’t really pass up the chance to post about beings that can produce their own light. Marine biologists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have been playing around with bioluminescent fireworms. Odontosyllis phosphorea Dimitri Deheyn and…