Deep Water Coral Fluorescence

Deep Water Coral Fluorescence

It’s been discovered that deep water coral, who live well beyond the reach of the full light spectrum experienced by shallow water coral, also fluoresce Get the Glow: The Secret to Deep-Water Corals’ Radiance, a recent Scientific American article, describes research about the hows and whys deep coral fluorescence. Deep water coral use fluorescence for purposes completely opposite of why shallow water coral fluoresce. It’s […]

Fluomedia

Fluomedia

Wow! I just visited one of the most beautiful and complete fluorescent dive websites in the world. Fluomeda.org has a gallery full of absolutely astounding photographs. And they have some neat products to light those corals up. Check them out. -dM

Creatures of Light

Creatures of Light

Luminescence has gone from magical to fantastical as if forms the basis for research tools of the future.   It might even be interesting to use an intense blue light, maybe a laser, combined with an appropriate yellow eyeglass filter to check minerals for fluorescence. -dM

More Coral Glowing

More Coral Glowing

Fluorescent coral, it’s surprising! Look at this surprising macro photography from the Coral Guardian. -dM

Glowing Sea Life

Glowing Sea Life

There’s lots more than coral that glows in the ocean. Fluo Diving is an adventure sport for diving enthusiasts interested in glow in the dark stuff. Diving at night is a challenge by itself. Doing it with almost no visible light would be completely alien. For an old retired guy like myself, I might have to develop a new sport, Fluo Wading! 🙂 -dM

Fluorescent Coral

Fluorescent Coral

As a young child, I was fascinated with light and stuff that glowed. That led to fluorescence. And in Wyoming that meant collecting fluorescent rocks. Since then, I’ve collected a bunch of them. But things have changed. I’m no longer in Wyoming. I’m in south Florida where rocks, let along fluorescent rocks, are essentially non-existent. So, what’s a fluorescent collector like me going to do? […]

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