bioluminescence

  • Glow-in-the-dark sharks

    Biggest luminescent vertebrate found near NZ.

    What’s cooler than a shark? A glowing shark! Kiwi and Belgian researchers studying sharks off the coast of New Zea...

    Marine life March 2, 2021
  • Glowing prehistoric beetle

    Fossilised amber sheds more light on insect evolution.

    Glowing insects like fireflies, fire beetles and worms are a romantic, magical sight – but the fossil record of their...

    Biology January 22, 2021
  • Tricks of nature, with and without light

    Australian bees can see, while the platypus glows.

    The fur of Australia’s unique platypus glows green under ultraviolet light, while at least two species of the country...

    Animals November 3, 2020
  • Plants grow brightly with mushrooms

    Scientists say DNA creates sustainable light.

    It’s feasible to create plants that produce sustainable luminescence that we can see, scientists suggest. Cred...

    Nature April 28, 2020
  • The brilliance of bioluminescence

    Seeing dolphins swim in a new light.

    One of the largest migrations on earth takes place in the ocean every night. Billions of tiny marine organisms kno...

    ASC Edits April 23, 2020
  • Fish flashing below

    Bioluminescent bacteria allows them to swim at night.

    Above is the aptly named flashlight fish (Anomalops katoptron), and below is how it goes about its nocturnal business...

    Animals August 15, 2019
  • First footage of mating deep-sea anglerfish

    Video shows deep-sea creatures in unprecedented detail.

    https://youtu.be/anDIlMVgNwk Anglerfish, those denizens of the deep ocean known for their menacing teeth and glowi...

    Marine life March 25, 2018
  • Underwater nightlights

    In the chilly deep Arctic, tiny organisms shine.

    Credit: UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE Bioluminescent organisms are the primary sourceof light 30 metres below the surface o...

    Biology November 4, 2016