Encounters with Bioluminescent Creatures

A who’s who of marine scientists describe exploring the deep  and their encounters with bioluminescent creatures. Encounters with Bioluminescent Creatures at the Smithsonian website. Hat tip to Chris Mah for pointing this out.

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Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

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  2. a sort of topical reply – My son got a “Laser Stars Projector” ( http://www.shopgadgetsandgizmos.com/product/17128/ ) for x-mas last year but never took an interest in it. Tonight, on a whim, I set it up in the bathroom before taking a shower (gotta have glass shower walls for this one). With the lights out, it was light swimming in bioluminescence.

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