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Hang out with researchers halfway around the world during a special live stream from the beautiful Solomon Islands, where Museum researchers are exploring the mysterious organisms that light up the ocean's dark waters, uncharted microbial life, and the rich diversity of fishes, corals, and other animals. The live stream will begin on the Museum's Kinja page on Wednesday, September 25, at 4 pm ET.

Explore21 Biofluorescent reef

Under the waters: Photographer Ken Corben captured this photograph of a biofluorescent reef bear Mbulo Island, Solomon Islands. The image was captured using a 5K camera and custom blue lights that stimulate the biological phenomena.

Ken Corben


Ask your questions before 1 pm ET today on Kinja.

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Chris Filardi


Biologist Chris Filardi will give a tour of the research vessel Alucia, including a behind-the-scenes look at the on-board labs with ichthyologist John Sparks and microbiologist Eunsoo Kim. 

Alucia hi-resolution image

The Research Vessel Alucia allowed Museum researchers to explore the waters, mangrove forests, and coral reefs of Solomon Islands in 2013

© AMNH/John Sparks


You might even catch a glimpse of the Triton submarine they're using to explore the deep sea.

Explore21 David Gruber and Triton submarine

David Gruber entering the Triton submarine for first night deployment dive off Mbulo Island, Solomon Islands.

Ken Corben


Catch up on the scientists' recent dispatches from the field here on our blog. And, on Kinja post any questions you may have for them on by 1 pm ET.

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