This video shows a deep-sea coral bioluminescing as it is agitated by the manipulator arm of the Johnson-Sea-Link II submersible. These images were taken in complete darkness while the submersible was on a deep-sea dive off the coast of Florida. Video courtesy of Islands in the Stream 2002, NOAA/OER.


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Bioluminescence 2009

Bioluminescence 2009: Mission Plan

NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery