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July 25, 2012

NC Museum of Natural Sciences Education Blog

A short break from snails before we continue on to the rest of the questions and answers, as a thank you gift is in order.

First, and most importantly, we want to thank the visitors who are watching our progress on the bioluminescent dinoflagellates in our labs. I especially want to thank those visitors who have taken the time to come back again and again to check on the display’s status.  You are truly dedicated and we APPRECIATE your interest deeply. Thank you! And keep coming back. We’ll crack this yet!

We have managed to maintain live cultures of Pyrocystis fusiformis and have also managed to reverse the Pyrocystis‘ day/night cycle so people can see their display of bioluminescence during the day.  The next step in making this display ready for full-time use, is finding a way for the visitors to be able to watch this beautiful light exhibit…

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