: News

Filed Under:

Track Jellyfish Online

Play associated audio

By Sabri Ben-Achour

Ok so heading to the bay - just gonna check the weather - sunny with a 90% chance of jellyfish?

"They do hurt," says Chris Brown, an oceanographer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He helps create a map where you can see and forecast where the jellyfish are.

"It shows you on a color map from blue, which is low probability, to red, which is high probability of encountering sea nettles," he says.

Sea nettles are the main type of jelly in the bay: 6 inches wide and several feet long.

The map works by taking real-time measurements of salinity and temperature and figuring out where the jellyfish would be most comfortable, and that's where they almost always turn out to be.

You can find the map here.

NPR

'Deadpool' Is a Potty-Mouthed Splatterfest. A Really Funny One

NPR film critic Bob Mondello says Deadpool goes in deep on its R rating — and has plenty of fun doing it.
NPR

Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
WAMU 88.5

The Politics Hour - February 12, 2016

D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about her upcoming fight for re-election.

NPR

Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.