Glowing dolphins: The brilliance of bioluminescence off our coasts

Marine biologist Vanessa Pirotta was instrumental in filming dolphins swimming in bioluminescence for the first time – and the experience was unforgettable.

This article is suited to students in years 5, 6, 7, 8, and 10 studying Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences by covering photosynthesis, chemical reactions, and light energy.

Try the student activity below to learn more about bioluminescence and make your own glow in the dark slime.

 

Word Count / Video Length: 971 / 2:48 mins

Glowing dolphins: The brilliance of bioluminescence off our coasts – Australia’s Science Channel

Glowing dolphins: The brilliance of bioluminescence off our coasts – Australia’s Science Channel

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Years: 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

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Topics:

Biological Sciences –  Ecosystems, Cells, Living Things

Chemical Sciences – Chemical Reactions

Physical Sciences – Energy

Additional: Careers, Technology

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences –  Interdependence and Ecosystems, Diversity and Evolution, Form and Function

Chemical Sciences – Change of Matter

Physical Sciences – Energy