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Special Exhibit

Milstein Science Series: Capturing the Ocean’s Glow

Tuesday, May 1–Saturday, May 31, 2014

Explore21: Glowing corals imaged from Sub

Glowing corals in the sea, photographed from within the Triton submarine

In this immersive, 360-degree film in the Geodome, discover a rich underwater world of glowing reefs and fishes and spectacular footage from a recent Museum expedition to the Solomon Islands. Led by Curator John Sparks, an interdisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and media experts used custom-built cameras, the latest deep-diving gear, and precision light filters to capture never-before-seen images of widespread biofluorescence. This expedition marked the launch of the Museum’s Explore21 initiative, which supports large-scale, multidisciplinary field explorations that use cutting-edge technologies to uncover new knowledge about the natural world.

This short film can be viewed daily in the Geodome, in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, on the Museum's first floor. 

The Museum greatly acknowledges the Dalio Foundation for its generous support of the inaugural Explore21 expedition.

The Milstein Science Series is proudly sponsored by the Irma and Paul Milstein Family.

Learn more about Explore21 in the Solomon Islands in a series of blog posts.

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