Colorized satellite image of milky sea off Java
Milky Seas Can Be Spotted from Space
Analysis of data from a new satellite sensor helps researchers detect large patches of bioluminescence in the oceans faster than ever before.
ABOVE: Steven D Miller
Milky Seas Can Be Spotted from Space
Milky Seas Can Be Spotted from Space

Analysis of data from a new satellite sensor helps researchers detect large patches of bioluminescence in the oceans faster than ever before.

Analysis of data from a new satellite sensor helps researchers detect large patches of bioluminescence in the oceans faster than ever before.

ABOVE: Steven D Miller
bioluminescent bacteria
Flashlight fish
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