SCIENCE Red tides and bright blue waves make SoCal glow. (San Jose Mercury News) What is bioluminescence? Use our great resource as a go-to reference. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Why are waves turning electric blue when crashing into California beaches? Miles of Southern California beaches are experiencing a “red tide”—a rapid, dense accumulation … Continue reading Bioluminescent Beasties Light Up California Beaches
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!
SCIENCE Scientists think they’ve cracked the mystery of why some millipedes developed their glow. (Nat Geo Kids) Let our encyclopedic entry illuminate the process of bioluminescence! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit—and don’t forget to take this week’s Nat Geo News Quiz! Discussion Ideas The cool Nat Geo Kids article says millipedes (and every other bioluminescent organism) owe … Continue reading Glow-Worms Get a Leg Up
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