Edith Widder’s research on bioluminescence

September 15, 2011 at 19:38 Leave a comment

In the deep, dark ocean, many sea creatures make their own light for hunting, mating and self-defense; light is their main communication tool. Bioluminescence expert Edith Widder was one of the first to film this glimmering world. Her research shows how many sea creatures interact and answer to the messages sent by a simple blinking LED.

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