New Animated Film on Bioluminescence

A new animated film, “A Sea of Lights“, was created and produced by Alisa Kazarnovsky for her undergraduate thesis at The Cleveland Institute of Art.

A Sea of Lights” is an immersive journey capturing the beauty and science of bioluminescence, while following various marine organisms to gain a better understanding of how they use their light in the ocean darkness. The film describes the chemistry and terminology of bioluminescence, and focuses on three marine organisms: the bacterium Vibrio harveyi, responsible for Milky Seas; the Hawaiian bobtail squid Euprymna scolopes, which uses its bioluminescence for camouflage; and the Black Sea Devil anglerfish Melanocetus, which uses its bioluminescence to attract prey.