Check out these websites for more information about bioluminescence.
Teachers, for information about and classroom activities on bioluminescence, see the SDNHM Teacher's Guide that accompanied the exhibition, GLOW: Living Lights.
Biological Light in the Ocean Darkness — From the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Short article on the wonder and mystery of bioluminescent organisms in the sea.
Bioluminescence — From the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution. An engaging overview of bioluminescence.
Common Blackdevil, a ceratioid anglerfish
© Edie Widder HBOI
Bioluminescence Questions and Answers — From the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Answers to ten common questions about bioluminescence.
The Chemistry of Bioluminescence — From the Biological Sciences Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Glow With the Flow — From the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Scripps marine biologist Michael Latz and his graduate students study the effects of fluid motion on single-celled algae known as dinoflagellates. (For advanced readers.)
Growing Dinoflagellates at Home — This webpage describes how to obtain dinoflagellate cultures and grow them at home or school.
Images of bioluminescent organisms — From the Harvard University Biological Laboratories. Images include luminescent mushrooms and railroad worms.
Photos of Luminous Organisms — From the Biological Sciences Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Excellent photos and short descriptions of bioluminescent marine animals.