On the Air: July 27, 2014
Cross section of an otolith. Credit: Dr. Bryan Black, University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Southern flounder that live along the Texas coast move around a bit – they’re “marine migrants” that relocate to find the best living conditions – defying the expectations of marine biologists.

In Print: August 1, 2014
Bioluminescent waves containing billions of dinoflagellates. Credit: Wikipedia. This image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Perhaps you’ve heard of a full moon so bright you can read by its light. But what if you could also read by the light of ocean waves — at night, with no moonlight at all? If you’re in one of Puerto Rico’s famous “bioluminescent bays,” you might be able to. In these three bays, the water is full of tiny plankton called dinoflagellates which produce neon blue light called bioluminescence.