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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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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2018 KEY Award for New Faculty

The application period for the 2018 KEY Award for New Faculty (our 4th annual) is now open! The recipient will receive a NIGHTSEA Stereo Microscope Fluorescence Adapter system with two wavelength combinations plus $750 in supplies from Electron Microscopy Sciences (EMS).

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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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Info: Fluorescence Image Takes 1st Place National Geographic 2017 Nature Photographer of the Year in Underwater Category

Congratulations to Jim Obester for his 1st place victory in National Geographic’s “Nature Photographer of the Year Contest” with his striking image of a tube-dwelling anemone (Cerianthus sp.).

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