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Glowing in the Dark

  • By Edie Widder
  • Posted 07.01.08
  • NOVA scienceNOW

See stunning images of some of the most bizarre creatures of the deep sea. Marine biologist Edie Widder introduces you to a host of bioluminescent animals, including viperfish, loosejaws, and blackdragons, and explains how light helps them attract mates, lure prey, scare predators, and otherwise thrive.

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See a menagerie of bizarre ocean organisms that use bioluminescent light to lure prey, mate, and more.

Edith Widder is a biologist and deep-sea explorer and cofounder of the Ocean Research & Conservation Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of marine ecosystems and species through the development of innovative technologies and science-based conservation action.

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