noun - Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by living organisms, including in the ocean, which can be seen on the surface of the water by open water swimmers. It is a form of chemiluminescence where energy is released by a chemical reaction in the form of light emission.
The channel swimmers were enthralled by the bioluminescence in the ocean.
1915–20; bio- (Greek: bios for 'living') + luminescence (Latin: lumen for 'light').
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