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

Wednesday Word of the Week: Abyssopelagic

Most commonly used to describe a vertical depth zone in the ocean that is found starting 3,962 meters (13,000 feet) below sea level. The abyssal zone lies underneath the bathypelagic zone (the “midnight” zone), which in turn is below the mesopelagic zone (the “twilight” zone).  The suffix pelagic describes a region that is not near the bottom nor near the shore or continental shelf, but … Continue reading Wednesday Word of the Week: Abyssopelagic