Sea lion seizures, toxic algae and the nightmare scenario for the oceans

[USA] A sea lion on a Washington beach curls into a fetal position, shuddering. Then it contorts its neck, craning its head into the air, clearly in distress. NOAA researchers in Washington were horrified by this recent footage from Long Beach: Continue reading Sea lion seizures, toxic algae and the nightmare scenario for the oceans

Recent gene sequencing reveals complexities of pond algae

[UK] Euglena is a single cell alga that inhabits most garden ponds. It is a highly complex alga in the green plant line that shows characteristics of both plants and animals. In evolutionary terms, it is most closely related to the protozoan parasites Trypanosoma and Leishmania. Continue reading Recent gene sequencing reveals complexities of pond algae

Microalgae-based carbon capture tech developed

[Taiwan] An inter-university research team has developed a microalgae-based carbon capture technology and established the nation’s largest pilot microalgae farm at a university in Tainan in hopes of helping the nation conserve energy and reduce its carbon emissions. Continue reading Microalgae-based carbon capture tech developed