Published by: Digital Schools
Glow in The Dark - Below the Midnight Zone
The Midnight Zone is a place of eternal night. 3300ft below the ocean’s surface is where no light from the sky reaches, and the sea pressure is immense. Life still exists in the dark silent realm of the deep ocean, but it is not quite what you might expect it to be.
The Dark Night of Sea
There are places so dark on this planet that no light exists, places that are silent, secret and too far deep for humans to reach. In these eery places out of sight, live creatures and critters with features not quite what we are used to closer to the daylight. Alien bodies that hang about in the abyss with which tentacles of light extrude as cables reaching out into eternity, signalling to passers-by a possible place of refuge that will lead to a grizzly end.
Queen of the Night
There are places so dark on this planet that no light exists, where humans can not go, and living species that are far more curious and creepy than we ever expected to see bob and hang about, adrift in the aquatic night.
The Angle Fish is the ruler of the eternal darkness; her tensile illuminated lantern moves forward and back over a gauging mouth filled with nasty sharp teeth.
Lovely Lights don’t always equal sweet.
Something is comforting and intriguing about the natural light emitted by fun and harmless looking things, liked wild fungi in the forest, glow worms in caves, and the universe of blue-lit phosphorescent plankton that turn the ocean into the sky along the coast of the Maldives.
But in the far depths of the ocean, where there is no natural light, there are critters and creatures not so sweet and cute that makes use of their lighting systems.
Watch the video to find out exactly what I mean …
The Film Above is Suitable for Kids 9+.
Some Supervision is recommended as there is biological information that may be too detailed for a younger audience.
Guest Contributor: Emily Rack
Business Name: Horatio’s Jar
Publisher: Digital Schools
Emily Rack is a freelance creative writer and researcher, visual content creator and designer. She is the head of the content production, publication and editing for Upschool+ Guest Contributors. She designs and produces her own graphics and illustrations and is a seasoned photographer and digital content creator.
Emily is schooled in traditional yoga, ancient cultural dance from the east, and mindfulness practices from the ancient and new world. She has dedicated her life to researching and understanding matters of the mind, body and the human experience and cultivating ways to educate and communicate how to live well here on earth.
Communicating the urgent need for the human community to pay attention to the decline of native and endangered species is the primary focus of her recent content. Her research and dialogue also include how to self regulate and manage one’s emotions in times of trauma and stress. Gratitude, forgiveness, compassion and awareness are the keystones to all that she does.
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