The Magical World of Living Light
This is the mysterious spectacle of bioluminescence. Its hard not to revel in the beauty of this remarkable natural phenomenon. These glowing creatures are primarily a product of the ocean. They are the primary source of light in the largest and darkest area of habitable land on Earth, the deep sea. On land, they are most commonly seen as glowing fungus on wood (foxfire) or in the few families of luminous insects (fireflies).
Stay Curious! Watch Edith Widder’s TED talks on bioluminescence below:
Glowing Life In An Underwater World (2010)
The Weird and Wonderful World Of Bioluminescence (2011)
Aquarium Lecture Series; New England Aquarium (2012)