Freaky bioluminescent creatures from the deep on TED.com

By Hilary Miller 20/04/2010


A great new video out on TED.com today has Edith Widder describing some clever applications of bioluminescence in deep sea organisms.

Some 80 to 90 percent of undersea creatures make light — and we know very little about how or why. Bioluminescence expert Edith Widder explores this glowing, sparkling, luminous world, sharing glorious images and insight into the unseen depths (and brights) of the ocean.