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In A Flash: Firefly Communication

Fireflies, or lightning bugs, can make warm summer evenings feel magical, but there's more than magic going on behind their bioluminescent light show. For the 2,000 species of fireflies around the globe, their energy-...

The Difference Between Bioluminescence and Fluorescence

The Difference Between Bioluminescence and Fluorescence, an animated explainer from the Vancouver Aquarium team.

TED Ed: The brilliance of bioluminescence

Nature often devises surprising solutions for hunting food, warning predators away, and attracting mates, but one of the most magical-looking of these solutions might be bioluminescence, or biochemical light created b...

UnderH2O: Blackwater Drift Dive

From PBS Digital Studios’s UnderH2O team, go on a Blackwater Drift Dive:  The vast, unexplored ocean is filled with wonderful and mysterious creatures. This week, we journey far offshore for a midnight drift...

Swima bombiviridis (Green Bomber Worms)

This is the swima bombiviridis, a bioluminescent “Green Bomber” that was found in deep Pacific waters in 2009 by Karen Osborn of Scripps Oceanography. From ScienceMag.org:  Thousands of meters below...

BBC Planet Earth: Glow Worms

What a beautiful trap! These glow worms make a sparkling net on the cave ceiling, perfect for catching flying insects, in this clip from the BBC's Planet Earth: Caves. From Wikipedia:  Arachnocampa is a genus of fo...

Bioluminescent Deep Sea Creatures

From fireflies to glow worms to deep sea creatures, bioluminescence is a big deal around our house, so we’re always on the hunt for a good light show. This video is composed of snips from the BBC’s Deep Bl...