Experience La Jolla’s Birch Aquarium bioluminescence ‘Infinity Cube’ in a 2-minute video
The “Infinity Cube” of bioluminescence exhibit opens Friday, April 7 at Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way in La Jolla and will stay up through Dec. 31. The Cube features video projections that London-based artist Iyvone Koo filmed after collaborating with Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientist Michael Latz to better understand the marine microorganisms creating the light. The researchers filmed more than six hours of footage featuring single-celled marine organisms (called dinoflagellates) reacting to various stimulants, such as the human heart beat, music, water flow and air pressure.
The exhibit, on view 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, is included in Birch Aquarium admission, $18.50 for adults, $14 for ages 3-17. More at aquarium.ucsd.edu