Category Archives: Marine water algal bloom

Algae bloom in marine water which includes red tide, brown tide, diatom and coccolitophore blooms.

Chinese scientists develop 'weapon of mass destruction' as last resort in fight against harmful algal blooms

[China] Scientists in China have used “cold plasma” to attack and destroy a dominant species of algae that causes widespread problems in the seas, lakes or waterways of numerous countries, including poisoning sources of drinking water and killing fish and other marine life on a large scale. Continue reading Chinese scientists develop 'weapon of mass destruction' as last resort in fight against harmful algal blooms

Massive influx of seaweed worries Maine's officials

[USA] Maine environmental officials, scientists and coastal municipal leaders all recognize an ecological shift has been happening along southern coastal beaches and inlets in recent years that has allowed for periodic but massive influxes of seaweed to wash ashore. Continue reading Massive influx of seaweed worries Maine's officials

Sentinel-2 catches eye of algal storm

[EU] The Sentinel-2A satellite has been in orbit for only a matter of weeks, but new images of an algal bloom in the Baltic Sea show that it is already exceeding expectations. Built essentially as a land monitoring mission, Sentinel-2 will also certainly find its way into marine applications. Continue reading Sentinel-2 catches eye of algal storm

Florida Atlantic University's Brian Lapointe: Reason behind Sargassum

[USA] Sargassum seaweed is the unwelcome visitor that began washing up on beaches in parts of the Caribbean and Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula in late spring and shows no signs of leaving anytime soon. Senior editor Gay Nagle Myers talked with Brian Lapointe, a research professor and oceanographer with Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce, about the reasons behind the seaweed increase this year and why no short-term solution is on the horizon. Continue reading Florida Atlantic University's Brian Lapointe: Reason behind Sargassum