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Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism. It is a form of chemiluminescence. Bioluminescence occurs widely in marine vertebrates and invertebrates, as well as in some fungi, microorganisms including some bioluminescent bacteria and terrestrial invertebrates such as fireflies. In some ...


Bioluminescence-related information, and current research on luminescence. Mainly marine related including jellyfish.


You may have seen the sparkle of fireflies on a summer's night. The fireflies produce light through a chemical reaction in their glowing abdomens, a process known as bioluminescence. But did you know that seascapes can also glow and glitter thanks to the light producing abilities of many marine organisms? Some fish ...


Mar 5, 2013 ... Many deep-sea organisms are able to emit "living light" through a chemical reaction, bringing light to the otherwise total darkness of the deep ocean. Image courtesy of Islands in the Sea 2002, NOAA/OER. Bioluminescence, or the ability of an organism to create light, is one of nature's most amazing ...


Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism.


In the deep, dark ocean, many sea creatures make their own light for hunting, mating and self-defense. Bioluminescence expert Edith Widder was one of the first to film this glimmering world. At TED2011, she brings some of her glowing friends onstage, and shows more astonishing footage of glowing undersea life.


Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism as the result of a chemical reaction during which chemical energy is converted to light energy. Bioluminescence may be generated by symbiotic organisms carried within a larger organism. It is generated by an enzyme-catalyzed ...


On mention of the subject of Bioluminescence, most people think of the tiny flying lights appearing among the bushes and trees on warm summer evenings. Fireflies are found in all parts of the world, and are so familiar because they inhabit the same terrestrial environment as we do, but in fact, bioluminescence is relatively ...


Jun 13, 2013 ... Bioluminescence is light emitted by living things through chemical reactions in their bodies.