Bioluminescence

Photo ©AMNH/D. Finnin

The days grow short and the nights long during the Texas winter, but we’ve got nothing on the ocean depths and hidden caverns so sunless that creatures produce their own light to survive. At the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence explores the earth’s darkest ecosystems and the bioluminescent organisms that chemically generate their own light. See replica examples ranging from a vampire squid with glowing arm tips to glowworms in New Zealand caves and backyard fireflies, as well as live flashlight fish. Through February 21.

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