Bioluminescence

Education Theme: Bioluminescence

Bioluminescence

Bioluminescence, or the ability of an organism to create light, is one of nature’s most amazing phenomena, seemingly drawn more from science fiction than science and natural history. It has been estimated that 90 percent of the animals living in the pelagic zone (water column) are bioluminescent. However, information on bioluminescence in the deep-sea benthos (organisms that live on the ocean bottom) is sparse.

Choose from the sections below to further explore ocean exploration education resources on bioluminescence.

Essays

Essays

Read essays written by explorers involved in expeditions focused on studying bioluminescence.

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Lessons

Lessons

Access selected lessons about bioluminescence developed by scientists and educators during past expeditions.

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Multimedia

Multimedia

View selected videos and images of bioluminescence from previous expeditions.

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Expeditions

Expeditions

Explore past expeditions focused on the study of bioluminescence.

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Ocean Exploration Careers

Ocean Exploration Careers

Learn about ocean exploration careers focused on bioluminescence research.

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The above items are only a selection of the educational materials highlighting bioluminescence on our website.

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