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The Coral Cowboy

Biologist David Gruber dives the glowing ocean to discover new fluorescent molecules that could one day find their way to the lab bench. This slideshow is provided by Scienceline, a project of New York University's Science, Health and Environmenta

By | July 20, 2012

image: The Coral Cowboy Biologist David Gruber in full wet suit gearImage: Dan Tchernov

Biologist David Gruber dives the glowing ocean to discover new fluorescent molecules that could one day find their way to the lab bench.

This slideshow is provided by Scienceline, a project of New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program.

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Avatar of: Nitin Wadhwa

Nitin Wadhwa

Posts: 1457

July 23, 2012

Wish you great Luck!!!!!

Avatar of: klaasmax

klaasmax

Posts: 1

July 23, 2012

Very nice work and impressive pictures. Thank you. However, there may be an error the text of picture 4: Gruber shone blue light (450 nm) on the coral Diploria strigosa,
and used a camera filter to block light waves greater than 500 nm. The
shot captured the coral's biofluorescence of red and green. - shouldn't it be "... block light waves lesser than 500 nm", or to be more specific "... block light waves with wavelength less than 500nm" ? If your original statement were correct we would only see blue and aquamarine colors.

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TheSciAdmin

Posts: 56

July 24, 2012

Hi Klaasmax,

Thanks very much for reading. You were right about the mistake we made in the image caption above. We've corrected it, and The Scientist regrets the errors.

Thanks again!

The Scientist

Avatar of: Christopher Dean

Christopher Dean

Posts: 1457

August 10, 2012

wonderful images - love to see more including videos of the amazing bioluminescence of the deep sea...great work
 

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