It's a week from today...the most eagerly awaited celestial event of the year: the total eclipse.
The last time one was visible across the entire contiguous United States was, not THAT long ago.... just over ONE HUNDRED YEARS!
People are getting dark glasses so they can safely look at the sun, figuring out if they can photograph the eclipse with their smart phones, planning parties and worried about a drop in solar power.
But here's something you might not have thought about. WE know it's coming. But what about our animal friends? They don't. At least they haven't said anything about it.
So, how will animals react?
There's a lot of anecdotal evidence that animals do act differently, but not a lot of scientific studies.
There's a project in the works that's relying on the average joe to record their observations in an effort to uncover whether animals do behave differently during this event.
It's a part of the California Academy of Science in San Francisco's iNaturalist app, a citizen science platform.
Elise Ricard is the public program's supervisor. She spoke with A Martinez about how the app works and what they're hoping to find out.
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