Eddith Widder’s first TED presentation on bioluminescence must have been such a hit that she has already been re-invited to give another expose of glowing sealife. Last time Dr. Widder hinted at new devices to capture and study deep sea bioluminescence and this go around Dr. Widder is armed with many more pictures and video as she offers up countless more examples of familiar marine organism in an eery unfamiliar light. We are truly stunned at the ubiquity of bioluminescence in fish, corals, crustacean and just about every living thing in the ocean.
We’ve featured many maritime TED presentations over the years including some deep diving insights by Rich Pyle and another piece on bioluminescent flashlight fish by Eric Cheng. No matter how much you think you know about a particular topic, every day a TED presentation is posted that usually informs us of how little we actually know about the natural world. Follow the link to TED to be stunned by the many ways that deep sea animals glow in a myriad of ways.