[USA] Aquatic animal pathologist Wolfgang Vogelbein held a small bottle of York River water up to the overcast sky Wednesday and gently shook it.
“Holy guacamole,” he murmured. “Take Continue reading VIMS studies toxic algae blooms in the York River
Single-celled marine algae called Alexandrium minutum, which are responsible for nearly half of the photosynthesis on Earth, sometimes grow with abandon, producing neurotoxic alkaloid compounds that accumulate in Continue reading Chemical Signals Activate Toxic Algae Blooms
Harmful algal blooms pop up nearly every summer along the nation’s coasts, often turning the water an eerie red and creating problems for marine life and humans alike… Continue reading What is a red tide?
[USA] Algae have a lot to offer. They feed the world’s marine life, thicken ice cream, and may provide the key to solving the
Continue reading Algae: friend or foe?
Oyster growers on Tasmania’s east coast will have to wait another week to resume harvesting to after two producers were forced to stop production last week.
The threat from a toxic algal bloom is… Continue reading Tasmanian shellfish industry will have to wait another week before threat from toxic algal bloom passes
UTS research into the genetic makeup of often harmful algae is increasing our understanding of how marine biotoxins can damage global seafood industries and human health…
Despite marine organisms fuelling our… Continue reading New research sheds light on the genetic secrets of deadly algae
Toxic “red tide” algal blooms spread across some East End bays again this spring, as they have for the past several years, but chilly weather appears to have kept them in check, scientists said this week… Continue reading Red Tide Appears Again On East End
Long Island did not see any shellfish bed closures due to red tide this spring for the first time in seven years — but the algae responsible have been found in a new location on the East End, according to researchers at Stony Brook University… Continue reading Stony Brook researcher: Cooler spring curbed red tide, shellfish bed closures
Misunderstood Microbes: In a culture seemingly gripped by an antibacterial fervor, where the very mention of a microbe might bring a handshake to a grinding halt, perhaps we should think again about the zeitgeist that vilifies these microorganisms… Continue reading Bacteria, Eelgrass, and Harmful Algal Blooms: Understanding the Relationship
[7th, May 2014] Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) are kicking off an innovative NOAA-funded pilot program using robotic instruments and computer modeling analysis to shed light on changing ocean conditions in the Gulf of Maine as they relate to the harmful algal bloom (HAB)… Continue reading New sensor array to monitor impacts of changing Gulf of Maine conditions on New England red tide