Subject: What causes wet beach sand to light up when you kick it on a dark night?
Date: Tue Nov 13 18:01:49 2001
Posted by Diane
Grade level: 10-12
School: North Bend High
City: North Bend State/Province: OR
Area of science: General Biology
I live on the Oregon coast. For years I've noticed (and so have my friends)
that sand "sparkles" on really dark nights if you kick at it. I think that a
marine biology teacher told me that it was a type of plankton that lights up
when it's disturbed. How does this happen?
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