Saturday, June 30, 2018

Bioluminescent Animals: Land and Sea

Have you ever collected fireflies in a jar on a summer night?  These little insects create their special light through a chemical reaction in their abdomen.  This reaction is called bioluminescence. As amazing as this phenomenon is with land critters, it is super fascinating with marine animals. 

Friday, June 22, 2018

Wish For A Fish: All About Sea Creatures

Today I am reviewing a children's picture book by Bonnie Worth entitled Wish For A Fish: All About Sea Creatures, written for children ages 4-8.

Wish For A Fish: All About Sea Creatures is part of the The Cat in the Hat Learning Library.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Marine Animals: Trash or Treasure

We are living at a time in history when there are more people on earth than ever before creating more trash on earth than ever before.  Where's it all going? 

Beach Debris

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Taylor's Review of Ants in My Pants

It's always valuable when young readers review a book.  Their perspective is very relatable to other kids, and authors learn a lot as well.  Scroll down to hear Taylor's review of Ants in My Pants.  
Thanks, Taylor.

Taylor gives a review of Ants in My Pants

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Observe a Pond Like You Would the Ocean

I've talked with parents visiting the aquarium who say their child loves the ocean and wants to become a marine biologist, but...they live in Nebraska or Iowa or somewhere far away from the ocean.  What can they do? 

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Coral Reefs, Part II: Life Or Death?

Many coral reefs in the ocean today are suffering from environmental damage so severe it threatens their existence. 

Coral Reef Stress Bleaching

Here's an example: Caribbean coral populations of staghorn and elkhorn "have declined more than 90 percent in the last 25 years".  When reefs are damaged, it sets off a chain reaction that affects marine animals and humans alike.