Life in the Dark – behind the scenes | Natural History Museum

B ioluminescent creatures emit light created inside their bodies so they can glitter, glow and signal to each other in complete darkness.

As many of these animals live in the deepest parts of the ocean, deep-sea bioluminescence is a phenomenon typically witnessed only by the most intrepid deep-sea explorers.

To share the experience with Museum visitors, the makers of the new Life in the Dark exhibition have been working with Jason Bruges Studio in east London to bring the lights of the deep sea to the Natural History Museum.


The Natural History Museum in London is home to over 80 million specimens, including meteorites, dinosaur bones and a giant squid.
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