Best seaweed prices offset lower export volume

Chile – Exports of products made from algae generated a total of USD 78 million in the first three months of 2014, according to the Fisheries Development Institute (IFOP). According to the Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquaculture Exports developed by the Institute, the figure is 18.6 per cent higher than that obtained in the previous year… Continue reading Best seaweed prices offset lower export volume

Why is the water brown in Raritan Bay?

A nontoxic bloom of algae was confirmed in Raritan Bay Monday, and the water may look brown as a result. A state aircraft’s remote sensor detected elevated levels of chlorophyll in Raritan Bay, which is typically associated with algal blooms, according to the Department of Environmental Protection’s njbeaches.org website… Continue reading Why is the water brown in Raritan Bay?

Mysterious orange substance on beach ‘likely algae’

There’s no official word for what mystery substance turned half a mile of Semiahmoo First Nation’s beach bright orange last month. But SFN councillor Joanne Charles said the best guess of a Fisheries and Oceans Canada officer was that it was a form of ‘dinoflagelate’ algae, rather than a chemical spill… Continue reading Mysterious orange substance on beach ‘likely algae’

UGA ecologists provide close-up of coral bleaching event

New research by University of Georgia ecologists sheds light on exactly what happens to coral during periods of excessively high water temperatures. Their study, published in the journal Limnology and Oceanography, documents a coral bleaching event in the Caribbean in minute detail and sheds… Continue reading UGA ecologists provide close-up of coral bleaching event

Floating islands in Harveys Lake will help prevent nuisance plant growth, promote healthy lake

HARVEYS LAKE — What’s green and floats and will help bolster Harveys Lake’s water quality? On Tuesday, almost 30 folks gathered at Sandy Beach to set thousands of plants into five large floating islands that will soon lap lazily offshore, soaking up excess nutrients that feed the lake’s chronic algae problem… Continue reading Floating islands in Harveys Lake will help prevent nuisance plant growth, promote healthy lake