A huge diversity of marine life—from bacteria and single-celled algae to jellyfish, squid, and sea cucumbers—use light in their daily (and nightly) lives. In addition to serving a variety of functions for the organisms, bioluminescent and fluorescent molecules have direct biotech applications that improve human life, as well.
Steve Haddock studies marine diversity, molecular biology, and bioluminescence at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and the University of California, Santa Cruz. He specializes in fragile gelatinous drifters that are abundant in the deep-sea and open ocean.
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Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
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Glowing Aliens: Diversity and Bioluminescence of Deep-Sea Jellies and Other Unusual Organisms
A huge diversity of marine life—from bacteria and single-celled algae to jellyfish, squid, and sea cucumbers—use light in their daily (and nightly) lives.Aquarium of the Pacific DD/MM/YYYY
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