TGIF: Edith Widder’s TED talks on Bioluminescence

Since its so gray and dreary in California today, we were discussing brighter topics over lunch – naturally, ogling over some bioluminescence.  If you haven’t seen Edith Widder’s TED talks about her work on glowing sea creatures, sit back with a cuppa and sip it up:

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I am a computational biologist at the University of California, Riverside. My research uses DNA sequencing and genomics to study microbial eukaryotes (yeah, nematodes!) in marine ecosystems, with an emphasis on evolution and biodiversity in the deep-sea. I can neither confirm nor deny that I like Unix more than I like going to sea.

One Reply to “TGIF: Edith Widder’s TED talks on Bioluminescence”

  1. So much about the behavior of deep sea creatures remains undiscovered. Bioluminescence is relatively easily observed by people. I wonder how many deep sea animals may be electrogenic, not just capable of detecting electric fields but also generating them and using this for communication. It would be useful in the dark. But the useful range of electric signals relative to bioluminescence may be the deciding factor considering the environment of the deep sea.

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