Dinoflagellate Bioluminescence Assessment in Oceanic Waters

The most abundant form of bioluminescence in the oceans are dinoflaggelates, a group of single-celled eukaryotes that are usually considered algae. Dinoflagellates are mostly marine phenomena, but they also are common in freshwater habitats. Originally developed by Plymouth Marine Laboratory in the UK, Glowtracka is a robust and sensitive detector primarily used for dinoflagellate bioluminescence assessment in oceanic waters

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Chelsea's leading products for ocean science include the STAF range, a new generation of STAF-based instrumentation to measure phytoplankton primary productivity, GlowTracka for dinoflagellate bioluminescence assessment in oceanic waters and TriLux sensors, used to measure harmful algal blooms.

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GlowTracka’s precision flow meter stimulates bioluminescent organisms – principally dinoflagellates for Dinoflagellate Bioluminescence. The instrument measures the light flashes as the organisms pass the detector, giving photon level sensitivity. GlowTracka is highly flexible in its deployment options, including moorings, profiling (with pumped system) or deployment in towed vehicles.


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