Anton Kozyryev, a science writer at MEL Blog, graduated from Karazin Kharkiv National University. He’s going to pursue his studies as PhD student at Johns Hopkins University. He has a background in organic chemistry, especially in nitrogen-containing heterocyclic chemistry. He considers chemistry to be an integral part of our life and tries to make more people to be familiar with it.
Recently, the residents of the Australian island Tasmania witnessed an amazing phenomenon . The water in River Derwent turned brilliant blue, thanks to the millions of dinoflagellates – bioluminescent plankton that glows when disturbed. This article will explain you what bioluminescence is and how living organisms, including dinoflagellates, use it.