Living Light Under the Sea

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Before the closing of the schools, Alexandra Stevens, marine educator, Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, presented program on the magic of bioluminescence to the fifth graders at St. James Elementary School. After learning about some of the bioluminescent plants, animals and bacteria on land, the students learned about the deep sea’s midnight zone, where most of the bioluminescent creatures live. Ms. Stevens spoke to the students about the science behind their bioluminescence, such as camouflaging, attracting mates, communicating, or scaring and luring in predators.