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1 With Contributions from- Edith Widder – Leading Bioluminescence Researcher Steven Haddock- Journal of Marine Science Researcher

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3 Just like your car…

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9 Misdirection: smoke screen/glowing sparks Counterillumination Distractive body parts/sacrificial tag (octopus leg) Burglar alarm Warning coloration Lure prey (nemo) Illuminate prey/deep sea sight (red light fish) Mate attraction/recognition Only source of survival…

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13 Uses for Humanity- Renewable Energy Source Warfare weapons Marking Boats Japanese troops painting fingertips in WWII Medical Uses Antibacterial agents Cancer Fighting drugs Testing for the presence of life of Mars Detecting pollutants in our water

14 InConclusion: In Conclusion: The field of research in Chemical Bioluminescence is still widely unknown. Bioluminescence has the potential to be the next renewable energy resource, and an environmentally friendly warfare weapon. Molecules of bioluminescence have proved significantly important in the medical and chemistry fields. (2008 Nobel peace prize)

15 Bush SL, Robison BH, Caldwell RL Behaving in the dark: locomotor, chromatic, postural, and bioluminescent behaviors of the deep-sea squid Octopoteuthis deletron Young Biol. Bull. 216:7–22 Haddock, Steven H.D., Mark A. Moline, and James F. Case. "Bioluminescence in the Sea." Annual Review of Marine Science 2 (2010): Print. Herring PJ Species abundance, sexual encounter, and bioluminescent signalling in the deep sea. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B Biol. Sci. 355:1273–76 Herring PJ, Widder EA Bioluminescence of deep-sea coronate medusae (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa). Mar. Biol. 146:39–51 Jabr, Ferris. "Gleaning the Gleam: A Deep-Sea Webcam Sheds Light on Bioluminescent Ocean Life." Scientific American (2010). Print. Kanakubo A, Isobe M Isolation of brominated quinones showing chemiluminescence activity from luminous acorn worm, Ptychodera flava. Bioorg. Med. Chem. 13:2741–47 Morin JG, Harrington A, Nealson K, Krieger N, Baldwin TO, Hastings JW Light for all reasons: Versatility in the behavioral repertoire of the flashlight fish. Science 190:74–76 Herring PJ, Widder EA Bioluminescence of deep-sea coronate medusae (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa). Mar. Biol. 146:39–51 Tsuji FI, Barnes AT, Case JF Bioluminescence in the marine teleost, Porichthys notatus, and its induction in a non-luminous form by Cypridina (Ostracod) luciferin. Nature 237:515–16 Widder EA Lighting the deep. The New Sci. 196:24–25


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