For more than three decades, Amita Vadlamudi served as an information technology professional with proficiency in coding and systems maintenance and support. Outside of work, Amita Vadlamudi maintains an interest in climate and weather, as well ocean life and marine biology.
A recent New York Times article brought focus to the full scope of deep-sea dwellers that generate their own light through bioluminescence. First discovered in 1932 by William Beebe through the use of an early deepwater submersible, these creatures present a display of glowing and shimmering lights as much as two miles below the surface. Research in the subsequent eight decades has discovered that bioluminescent fish use light for many of the same reasons that surface animals use sound, such as luring prey, misleading and stunning predators, and attracting mates.