GlowTracka Bathyphotometer, originally developed by Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK, is a robust, sensitive detector primarily used for the assessment of bioluminescent algae within the marine environment. It is ideally suited to biomass studies and toxic algae bloom detection.
GlowTracka’s precision flow meter stimulates bioluminescent organisms – principally dinoflagellates. The instrument then measures the light flashes as the organisms pass the detector. The complete range of flashes that can occur – from single events to mesoscale – is measured. GlowTracka is designed to be moored, profiled (with pumped systems) or deployed in towed vehicles.