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Deep Light cruise: to study bioluminescence and vision in deep-sea benthic animals (Bahamas 2009)

 

The spew bioluminescence of the shrimp Parapandalus sp.

 

Pilot Don Liberatore in the Johnson-Sea-Link submersible

 

Community of venus fly trap anemones (Actinoscyphia sp.) , basket stars, crabs, gooseneck barnacles and the seastar Novadinia sp. on dead coral

 



The octopus Bathypolypus arcticus

 



Bioluminescent mucus secreted from the venus fly trap anemone (Actinoscyphia sp.)

 

Unidentified ophiuroid on a soft coral

Bioluminescence of the ophiuroid Ophiochiton ternispinus found at 3000' during a certification dive

 

Stalked crinoid and hard coral on the deep-sea floor

 

Bioluminescence of the colonial zoantharian Gerardia sp., key species of the site we were studying.

 

Unidentified stalked crinoid

 

Bioluminescence from two hermit crab anemones

 

Crabs and ophiuroids feeding from a large soft coral

 

Bioluminescence of the sea pean Protoptilum sp.

 

Stars and light pollution (taken hand-held from a moving ship at ISO 26,500 to test the new low-light camera)

 

The bamboo coral Isidella sp.

 

Unidentified ophuiroid (Ophiocreas?) wrapped in a soft coral

 

Late afternoon storm over the Bahamas

 

(unless otherwise specificed, all photographs by Sonke Johnsen; contact for rights)

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