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Why you can smell the seaside: Source of aromatic molecule behind distinctive coastal scent traced to algal enzyme

[Israel] The fresh, salty smell of the ocean is one of the most distinctive smells on the planet, evoking memories of crashing waves, sandy beaches and the cry of seagulls.

Now scientists have finally unravelled how the seaside odour is produced, Continue reading Why you can smell the seaside: Source of aromatic molecule behind distinctive coastal scent traced to algal enzyme

Evolution of marine algae may be last line of defense against climate change

Tiny marine algae can evolve fast enough to cope with climate change in a sign that some ocean life may be more resilient than thought to rising temperatures and acidification, a study showed. Continue reading Evolution of marine algae may be last line of defense against climate change