10 October 2010

LIFE LIGHT










































David Gallo of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution shares footage of the bioluminescent creatures of the dark world. Part of a TED presentation.

Bioluminescence (baɪəʊluːmɪˈnesns): The production and emission of light by a living organism (Greek bios: living; Latin lumen: light). A form of cold light emission, where less than 20 percent of the light produced is lost to thermal radiation.

Image sources, from above, in order from the top: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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