Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Creatures of the Light: Bioluminesence 3/29/12 - 1/6/13

Jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium - 2010
When I was younger I was really fascinated by the deep ocean and the sea life you couldn't see with the naked eye. My favorite was the angler fish with it's glowing fishing rod. For those who aren't familiar with this fish perhaps you remember the scene in Finding Nemo when Dory and Marlin chase after the scuba mask. The fish with the terrifying jaws and the glowing antenna was the angler fish.

On Saturday, March 31st, the American Museum of Natural History presents an exhibit about all the organisms who have glowing personalities. It will explore why they glow and for what purposes - if it's to lure food, scare predators, attract a mate, or simply just for show.

This exhibit is going to be around until early 2013, but if you are eager like I am see it early before the crowds turn into mobs.  "Creatures of the Light" is an ongoing exhibit, so all you need pay is general admission.

Princess Jellyfish outfits not required.

Creatures of the Light: Nature's Bioluminesence
March 31, 2012 - January 6, 2013
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY, 10024

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