Fluorescence has diverse applications in science, education, art, forensic sciences, industry and more. NIGHTSEA provides complete and economical solutions – light sources and matched filters – for viewing and imaging fluorescence at scales from macro to micro. With both off-the-shelf and customized equipment we have helped thousands of customers around the world enter this hidden spectral realm.
“I started out making equipment for myself to explore for fluorescence in the sea while SCUBA diving at night. The challenge of working underwater in the dark is a great motivator for making simple, reliable gear that just plain gets the job done. This mindset guides the design of everything that NIGHTSEA produces to view and image fluorescence, wherever you need to work.”
– NIGHTSEA Founder Charles Mazel, PhD
Gallery of images of insect fluorescence contributed by Dan Jones, based in Australiasee gallery
Understanding insect behavior is critical in developing strategies for pest management. Fluorescent marking and photography enabled a field study of annual bluegrass weevils.read full article
The recipient of the fourth annual NIGHTSEA/EMS KEY Award for New Faculty is Dr. Pierre-Paul Bitton, who started his new position as Assistant Professor in the Cognitive and Behavioral Ecology (CABE) program at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Bitton is researching the mechanisms of fluorescent protein production, especially in red- and green-fluorescing fish. During his time as […]read full post
What is making a seemingly innocuous rock glow fiercely yellow? The answer is fluorescence. Specifically – the rock in question is composed of a mineral called “Sodalite”, which is a fluorescent mineral. Read on to find out more!read full post