# Mathematical Digest

### Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics

in the Popular Press

"A Stinging Forecast," by S. Perkins. *Science News, 27 July 2002.*

Mary Beth Dekker, a marine biologist at Yale University, and Christopher W. Brown, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), have developed a "mathematical model that estimates the probability of finding the noxious [East Coast sea nettle] jellyfish at various spots throughout then Chesapeake Bay." The team intends to expand the technique to track and predict outbreaks of other undesirable organisms, fish-killing microbes, and other ecological research subjects.

*--- Annette Emerson*