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Below the Edge of Darkness

Readers of Below the Edge of Darkness will become staunch champions of our spectacular bioluminescent ocean. It’s an education they’ll never forget.

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Review of ‘Below the Edge of Darkness’

Marine scientist Edith Widder has spent a lifetime studying bioluminescence, often alone in a small submersible deep in the ocean. On some of these excursions, she felt like a “tea bag on a string,” although during descents and ascents, the experience was more akin to being “inside a martini shaker.” During one dive, seawater began…

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