After this week’s glorious solar eclipse over North America, it’s going to be a long seven years until the next one. But don’t worry, there are plenty of natural wonders to enjoy in the meantime. Try looking down instead of up — way down. Here the New York Times shows off some magnificent bioluminescent creatures of the deep.

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.


1 Thought on "Underwater Fireworks via Bioluminescence"

Bioluminescent phytoplankton (dinoflagellates) work very similarly even though they are single-celled organisms. I’ve actually had the privilege to work alongside a client, BioPop, who specializes in creating products harness and showcase the beauty of these minute creatures. It’s a great conversation piece for anyone curious about marine life. 🙂

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