The John B. Pierce Laboratory


Colors of the covert world of the deep

By Madhuvanthi Kannan Inhabiting the darkest realms of ocean waters near the Gulf of Mexico, animals such as the catshark use body fluorescence as a privy code to find and be found by their peers…and even perhaps, evade potential predators. Their skin proteins absorb the stray rays of
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New Views of Deep-Sea Bioluminescence: Low-Light Camera Reveals Life on a Hydrothermal Chimney

By Ashik Siddique A video of bioluminescence in a hydrothermal chimney, collected by low-light camera on the ROV Hercules: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoVTCG2AJv0&feature=youtu.be A team of scientists including Dr. Vincent Pieribone and Dr. Ganesh Vasan of the John B. Pierce L
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