[Global] Kelp forests — luxuriant coastal ecosystems that are home to a wide variety of marine biodiversity — are being wiped out from Continue reading Alastair Bland: As oceans warm, the world’s kelp forests begin to disappear
[USA] The Great Barrier Reef, and most other large reefs around the world, owe their bulk in large part to a type of red algae that grows Continue reading Algae fortifies coral reefs in past and present
[UK] With its calcium carbonate structure, reef-forming coralline algae has an ecological function very similar to that of coral. And, as Continue reading Preserving reef ecology by putting plastic in the ocean
[UK] Tiny, artificial algae are being deployed in the first such effort to restore reefs in the Mediterranean Sea. Continue reading Rubber algae help create first artificial reef in Mediterranean
[UK] Coralline algae are found on nearly every shore in the world and could be holding important clues to climate change. Continue reading Trees of the sea share their secrets
[Global] The pH levels in the world’s oceans are lowering–becoming more acidic–as a result of the high concentrations of carbon dioxide pumped into the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels. Continue reading Coralline algae weakened by ocean acidification
[UK] Scientists have identified safe areas for ships to drop anchor off Rathlin Island, in an attempt to protect the the area’s unique habitat.
Cruise liners are calling at the island off the County Antrim coast because of its reputation as a bird sanctuary. Continue reading Rathlin Island: Maerl 'concrete seaweed' protected from cruise ships