Surf’s Up: Turbulence Tells Sea Urchins to Settle Down

Tumbling in the waves as they hit a rocky shore tells purple sea urchin larvae it’s time to settle down and look for a spot to grow into an adult, researchers at the University of California, Davis, Bodega Marine Laboratory have found.

Polluting Plastic Particles Invade the Great Lakes

Floating plastic debris, which helps populate the infamous “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” in the Pacific Ocean, has become a problem in the Great Lakes, the largest body of fresh water in the world.