Underwater Astonishments

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David Gallo shows jaw-dropping footage of amazing sea creatures, including a shape-shifting cuttlefish, a pair of fighting squid, and a mesmerizing gallery of bioluminescent fish that light up the blackest depths of the ocean. He focuses on the work of two scientists: Edith Widder at the Ocean Research & Conservation Association, and Roger Hanlon at the Marine Biological Lab. [6:01]

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By GrayGaffer (not verified) on 01 Jul 2008 #permalink

Four words:

Un. Be. Frakkin. Lievable.

By themadlolscientist (not verified) on 01 Jul 2008 #permalink

@ GrayGaffer: I just watched it about a half hour ago. But if it doesn't work for you here, you can see it at the TEDTalks website, or you can be lazy like me and subscribe via iTunes, which has something like 250 segments - everything from the last 2 years, it looks like.

The entire series is absolutely incredible. I keep every episode. I've got CD-ROMS full of them.

By themadlolscientist (not verified) on 01 Jul 2008 #permalink