Most of us have seen lights sparkling on the water at night. Maybe it was reflections of city lights or moonlight, but if there weren't any other lights it may be Sea Sparkle! Like microscopic aquatic fireflies, Sea Sparkles light up when disturbed, by swimmers, boats or larger sea creatures like dolphins or seals. The light is created by a chemical reaction within the single cell plankton. The purpose of the bioluminescence is not known for sure, it may be to scare off predators.
Giant Microbes make excellent teaching aids as they assist students to develop an understanding of biology while taking a fun, hands on approach.
Not for children under three years of age as parts may dislodge and become a choking hazard.
The main body of Sea Sparkle is 95mm high, 120mm wide and 65mm thick, made of green medium pile polyester plush with polyester filling and plastic eyes.