Los Angeles, CA — The first ever ultraviolet wave show is set to take place today at 7:00pm local time (4:00am EDT) at the Los Angeles Aquarium’s Huntington Beach Aquarium.
The show will be hosted by Dr. Anthony Mercanti, who will present his work on UV radiation.
Mercanti’s team at the UCLA Institute of Medical Research will also participate in the show.
Mercanti is a renowned scientist who has been working on UV-induced phototherapy since the late 1990s.
Ultraviolet rays are the most damaging forms of light to human cells, and Mercanti has demonstrated how he has been able to produce a type of phototherapy in the laboratory that uses UV light to block melanoma cells from growing in the eye.
The Los Angeles premiere of Mercanti and his team’s UV therapy will be the first time in more than 30 years that the public will see a complete scientific presentation of this type of research.
The Huntington Beach show will also include interviews with the scientists who will be performing the experiments and an overview of the work that Mercanti is doing in collaboration with the UCLA scientists.
During the event, guests will have the opportunity to ask questions of the scientists and take a look at the research.
Mercanti said he hopes the audience will enjoy the experience of the first UV-related show in a public aquarium and that people will come to learn more about UV rays.
The Huntington, California, Aquarium is an iconic landmark in Southern California and is one of the largest aquariums in the world.
It is home to the largest collection of fish in the U.S. and hosts some of the world’s largest aquarium exhibits, including the world-renowned SeaWorld theme park and the world famous SeaWorld Aquarium Research Institute.