Milstein Science Series
Capturing the Ocean's Glow
May 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014
Discover a rich underwater world of glowing reefs and fishes in this short film featuring 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.
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.
More in this Series:
April 19, 2015
The Milstein Science Series examines the life cycles and adaptability of the oceans’ most unique creatures.
May 3, 2015
Learn more about these resilient aquatic creatures and the conservation efforts in place to protect them. The event includes a live music performance by Bash the Trash, playing instruments made out of reused and repurposed materials.