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August 31, 2009



This amazing camera system, developed by ORCA’s Dr. Edith Widder with support from the National Science Foundation, uses stray photons of biological light, aided by an image intensifier, to create video we can see. Extra illumination is provided by powerful red lights that are invisible to most sea creatures. The goal, according to Dr. Widder, is to “find out what’s happening when no one is looking. We’re being silent witnesses.”


That is wonderful! Sea creatures are very sensitive to light and movements and this webcam is a bright idea to observe and study what's underneath without disturbing the calmness of the creatures.

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