Bioluminescent Videos

Dino Pet: A Living, Bioluminescent Dinosaur //

Introducing The Dino Pet! (as seen on TV)

BioPop, Dino Pet and dinoflagellate creations //

Dino Pet produces living light (no batteries or electricity required)

Bioluminescent Carpet //

This makes walking so much more fun!

Dancing with the Dinos //

Here at BioPop, we're all about serious science. That's why one magical night in September we decided to attempt to answer one of science's oldest, most-pressing questions: How incredible would it be to play in a pool filled with the dinoflagellates inside the Dino Pet? (Hint: super-duper, insanely incredible!) This video pretty much confirmed our hypothesis. Next up — an Olympic-sized pool!

The bioluminescence in this video is 100% natural, and comes from marine phytoplankton called dinoflagellates. There are over 2,000 varieties of dinoflagellates, but the species shown in this video is called Pyrocystis fusiformis. Learn more about the science behind the Dino Pet here!

Disclaimer: No Dino Pets were harmed during the making of this video.

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