[Taiwan] There is hope of recovery for Grateloupia sparsa, a seaweed native to Taiwan’s northeastern coast that is under threat due to Continue reading Technique found to revive threatened native seaweed
[USA] A succulent red seaweed has been created that is packed full of protein, but unlike any other ‘superfood’ proclaimed as the Continue reading Scientists create strain of dulse seaweed that is packed with antioxidants but tastes of pork
I met a young man recently who was interested in finding out more about that “weird-colored stuff” he noticed offshore. He wondered whether it was patches of crude oil from the Refugio beach oil spill. Continue reading That dark mass floating on the ocean’s surface isn't oil, it's kelp
[Australia] Once again, your resident tellytraveller has turned his gaze to the Southern Hemisphere, this time with second series of Coast Australia. Episode 8 took us to New South Wales, and most spectacularly to Jervis Bay, a little under 200 km south of Sydney. Continue reading Australia, algae, and abalone
Two artificial reefs have been lowered onto the floor of Tasmania’s Derwent River Estuary as part of a research project that will look at the future of farming lobster.
The reefs will create habitat for not only Continue reading Artificial reef deployed in Hobart’s Derwent Estuary to test the viability of farming lobster
[UK] Ireland is targeting a €5- 10 million seaweed farming industry in the next five years, Donal Maguire, director of aquaculture Continue reading Ireland targets €10m seaweed farming industry over next five years
New research has finally revealed how parasites from cat poop are killing sea otters. The discovery not only may benefit the endangered marine mammals; it could also help humans.
Scientists have known for several years Continue reading Cat Poop, Seaweed, and Snails Prove a Deadly Combination for Sea Otters
Plant-eating tropical fish species are causing serious damage to algae and kelp forests in sub-tropical and temperate regions around the world, an international team of experts warn.
The findings come from a review published today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, which suggests that climate change is leading to ‘tropicalisation’ – the movement of tropical species towards the poles – as waters get warmer and ocean currents strengthen… Continue reading Tropical fish threaten kelp and algae
[2nd, May 2014] Similar to the “CSI” television series, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and university researchers have used a multidisciplinary approach they call “forensic genomics” to investigate a mysterious die-off of red abalone and other species along the Sonoma Coast in Northern California… Continue reading CDFW and university researchers use forensic genomics to track down a killer