World’s First ‘Glowing’ Reptile!

SCIENCE Scientists diving recently near the Solomon Islands made an illuminating discovery: The first biofluorescent sea turtle ever recorded. (Nat Geo News) Learn how animals get that certain glow with our explainer on bioluminescence. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Researchers describe “biofluorescence” in the hawksbill sea turtle, but our … Continue reading World’s First ‘Glowing’ Reptile!

Oceanographers See the Light

SCIENCE National Geographic Emerging Explorer David Gruber found a secret world under the sea—and it glows. His expeditions have turned up hundreds of shimmering creatures, all showing off for one another with a mysterious fluorescence. It’s an underwater display that had never been seen before. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to learn more about marine creatures’ “Living Light.” Teachers, scroll all the way down … Continue reading Oceanographers See the Light