Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: FAU lands $11 million from US Office of Naval Research for oceanic bioluminescence

(Florida Atlantic University) FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute has landed an $11,179,001 four-year contract from the US Office of Naval Research to develop a next-generation, high-intake, compact, bathyphotometer sensor for natural oceanic bioluminescence assessments. Bioluminescent creatures are found throughout marine habitats and their "glowing" energy released from chemical reactions is used to warn or evade predators, lure or detect prey and communicate with the same species. Research surrounding bioluminescence will soon serve as an important tool to protect US coastlines.