A specialist in bioluminescence, Edie Widder helps
design and invent new submersible instruments and
equipment to study bioluminescence and enable
unobtrusive observation of deep-sea environments.
Thank you for joining me, I am excited about our mission today. In a moment, we will begin our descent into the depths to view the living lights of the ocean. The creatures you will see on our dive today are beautiful, fascinating and critical to the very existence of most marine life. They are also little known and little appreciated, because so few people have the opportunity to see them with their own eyes.
Typically, this sub is used to study both the mid- and deep-water realms, perform search and recovery tasks, and conduct underwater archeological missions. Today, we have outfitted it with exterior video and still cameras, as well as special equipment to detect and capture bioluminescent creatures!
I have checked all systems and we are ready to dive. Let’s dog the hatch and begin our journey.