There was some interest in our recent paper on bluetongue lizards (blueys) and why they have this amazing blue tongue, which is actually a UV-blue tongue. (See our previous blog post.)

Here is an interview from ABC news:

Helen Shield interviews Martin Whiting on ABC radio, Hobart (nation wide). 11 June 2018.

Anna Vidot interviews Martin Whiting on ABC radio, Canberra. 13 June 2018.

The paper, which was very much a team effort, is:

Badiane, A., P. Carazo, S.J. Price-Rees, M. Ferrando-Bernal, and M.J. Whiting. 2018. Why blue tongue? a potential UV-based deimatic display in a lizard. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 72:104. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-018-2512-8.