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Photograph by Teresa Zgoda and Teresa Kugler 

Finding Fluorescence:

Illuminate the unseen world around you

Help scientists make new discoveries in your own backyard!  All you need is a black light and enthusiasm. Perfect for a class activity or to add a little extra exploration to your camping trip.  

Many organisms are biofluorescent; they are able to absorb light and re-emit it at a longer wavelength, and new discoveries of biofluorescent organisms are made everyday.  We need your help to expand our knowledge of which organisms fluoresce. 

Finding Fluorescence is a resource to teach about biofluorescence, get people involved in and excited about making discoveries, and to document the presence or absence of biofluorescence in the vast number of species across the world, in a format accessible to scientists of all fields.

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