WEDU Quest

110: Fireflies

Clip: Season 1 Episode 10 | 3m 3s

In the U.S. and Japan, scientists are working to preserve firefly habitats in urban settings by exploring the effect of artificial nightlights on firefly populations. These conservation efforts are chronicled in the film “Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night.” Experts explain that urban lights may have a major impact on these fanciful insects.

Aired: 07/16/15

Rating: NR

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