Practical and Economical Solutions for Viewing and Photographing Fluorescence

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



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Tech Tip: Fly Pad Fluorescence

Background fly pad fluorescence can interfere with sorting fluorescent transgenic Drosophila. We compared the background fluorescence of white and black fly pads.

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Exploration: Fluorescence of Deep Sea Corals of the Phoenix Island Protected Area (PIPA)

NIGHTSEA recently collaborated with professor Randi Rotjan of Boston University on her work with the Schmidt Ocean Institute mission aimed at studying deep sea corals growing on seamounts within “PIPA.”

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Underwater Fluorescence Photographs – Hergen Spalink

A nice set of fluorescence photographs from the very talented Hergen Spalink, of Got Muck  – a group offering exclusive group and private dive excursions. 

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Knowledge: Fluorescence and ‘Rarity’

A species is ‘rare’ in a habitat if you can find fewer of them than you can of similar organisms. Sometimes you are limited by your ability to search, and fluorescence can be a powerful tool to find otherwise hard-to-find specimens.

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