Biology KS3: How deep sea fish use bioluminescence to communicate

Professor Sophie Scott is joined by James Maclaine, a Curator of fish from the Natural History Museum, who shows her a number of deep sea fish and explains how they use light to communicate in different ways.

This clip is from the The Royal Institution Christmas Lecture - The Language of Life.

Teacher Notes

After watching the film, you could get students to do further research into the different types of deep sea fish discussed.

They could also research other deep sea fish, and find 3 facts about them to present to the rest of the class.

Curriculum Notes

This film is relevant for teaching Physics and Biology at Key Stage 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and at 3rd Level in Scotland.