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Edith Widder:
The weird, wonderful world of bioluminescence

TED2011 · 12:45 · Filmed Mar 2011
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Edith Widder: The weird, wonderful world of bioluminescence
12:45 · Filmed March 2011 at TED2011 · Subtitles available in 34 languages

In the deep, dark ocean, many sea creatures make their own light for hunting, mating and self-defense. Bioluminescence expert Edith Widder was one of the first to film this glimmering world. At TED2011, she brings some of her glowing friends onstage, and shows more astonishing footage of glowing undersea life.

Marine biologist
Edith Widder combines her expertise in research and technological innovation with a commitment to stopping and reversing the degradation of our marine environment. Full bio
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