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Why is blue so rare in nature

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  Last updated September 11, 2019 at 10:09 am

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You might have heard that there’s no such thing as blue in nature. Well, that’s not really true – there are blue in rocks, blue sky and blue water, but blue animals are few and far between.


In this video from It’s Ok To Be Smart’s Joe Hanson, we’ll look at butterflies to help us learn how living things appear blue, and why this beautiful hue is so rare in nature.


SCINEMA 2019 Festival Entry.




Teach This: Why is Blue so Rare in Nature Education Resource




Directed by Joe Nicolosi, produced by Jordan Husmann, Stephanie Noone and Amanda Fox, and written by Joe Hanson.


Founded in 2000, SCINEMA is the largest science film festival in the Southern Hemisphere celebrating the power of moving image to explain the wonders of science.


It combines SCINEMA International Science Film Festival and SCINEMA Community Program.


The Festival premieres across Australia in June each year and showcases the best science film from around the world.


SCINEMA Community Program takes place in Australia during National Science Week in August.


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