Successful Trial for New Remote Phosphate Monitor

Researchers at the UK’s Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) have conducted trials on the river Thames to evaluate a new remote phosphate monitoring technology (Cycle-P) as part of a high-frequency (hourly resolution) monitoring programme that is studying river nutrient concentrations and how they affect algal abundance. The monitoring system ran continuously over the summer of 2014, measuring total reactive phosphate levels in the Continue reading Successful Trial for New Remote Phosphate Monitor

Ex-convicts find their fresh start in seaweed cosmetics

Seaweed has for decades been popular along the Kenyan coastal region, especially among fishermen who use it for bait. It is also an important food source for marine animals. Around the world, seaweed is used to make food, beauty products, fertilisers and industrial Continue reading Ex-convicts find their fresh start in seaweed cosmetics

A grim future for coral reefs—why it matters for New Zealand

The outlook for coral reefs around the world is bleak—predictions are that they could be completely gone in just a few decades. Coral reefs are a vital part of marine ecosystems but are being destroyed by global warming and ocean acidification, as well as more localised Continue reading A grim future for coral reefs—why it matters for New Zealand