Exploration: Marine Life Fluorescence at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

 

From NIGHTSEA founder Charles Mazel

In August 2017 I was in Monterey, CA, on vacation and of course visited the wonderful Monterey Bay Aquarium. While there I connected with Jim Covel, Director of Guest Experience, Training, and Interpretation. After a brief conversation about fluorescence of marine organisms Jim invited me to return later that day with my equipment to view and photograph marine life fluorescence in the exhibits.

We spent our time primarily in the Monterey Bay Habitats exhibit and there was plenty to see! When I arrived there were still visitors and we had fun showing them the beauty of fluorescence. Jim also called down any of his staff and volunteers who were available, and a good time was had by all.

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Corallimorpharian, Corynactis californica

Anemones

Hermit crabs

Other subjects

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