A Life Illuminated

Institute History

  • 2021 Sundance Insitute | Sandbox Fund


A leading specialist in bioluminescence, world-renowned marine biologist Edith Widder uses the language of light to communicate with the most mysterious creatures in the deep sea. Now, as the impact of human life on the planet is increasingly felt in our oceans, Edie's work has become especially urgent in order to understand, protect, and illuminate the remarkable life beneath the surface.


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