New York Botanical Garden is canvassing Maine's lakes to look for invasive algae and document native species

[USA] A team from the New York Botanical Garden is in Maine this summer documenting species of algae while searching for an invasive species that has decimated lakes in their home state.

“We’re finding good diversity,” said the Continue reading New York Botanical Garden is canvassing Maine's lakes to look for invasive algae and document native species

Why you can smell the seaside: Source of aromatic molecule behind distinctive coastal scent traced to algal enzyme

[Israel] The fresh, salty smell of the ocean is one of the most distinctive smells on the planet, evoking memories of crashing waves, sandy beaches and the cry of seagulls.

Now scientists have finally unravelled how the seaside odour is produced, Continue reading Why you can smell the seaside: Source of aromatic molecule behind distinctive coastal scent traced to algal enzyme

Researchers study plumes of algae in Sequim, Discovery bays; biotoxin stands below hazard levels

[USA] SEQUIM — An algae strain capable of producing a potentially deadly biotoxin rarely found on the North Olympic Peninsula has been found in large quantities in both Sequim and Discovery bays. Continue reading Researchers study plumes of algae in Sequim, Discovery bays; biotoxin stands below hazard levels

Surreal images show a neon Chinese freshwater lake infested with monstrous algae bloom

[China] Green may be associated with health in other parts of the world but for China’s Chaohu Lake, it signifies death.

This unfortunate association is as a result of unstoppable invasion of the lake, located just outside of the city of Continue reading Surreal images show a neon Chinese freshwater lake infested with monstrous algae bloom