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Detecting Fluorescence: Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red in the Deep Sea Feature Summary
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Detecting Fluorescence: Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red in the Deep Sea
- To attract prey, this jellyfish fluoresces in the blue light of the ocean. In fluorescence, atoms or molecules absorb light at one wavelength and re-emit light at a longer wavelength, which corresponds to a lower energy.
-- To find out how fluorescence is functional for ocean organisms, visit Fluorescence: the Secret Color of the Deep.
-- To learn how fluorescence in the ocean is investigated, see Detecting Fluorescence: Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red in the Deep Sea .
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- November 16, 2008 - December 1, 2008