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Antarctica is Melting: Good News for Penguins

[Global] A new study, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, suggests that the rapid melting of ice in Antarctica may be great news for sea life in the waters surrounding the continent. Although this result of global Continue reading Antarctica is Melting: Good News for Penguins

Increased harvesting of Vancouver Island seaweed unwise: scientist

[Canada] A decision by the provincial government to allow increased harvesting of seaweed from the central east coast of Vancouver Island has sounded alarm bells in parts of the scientific community there. Continue reading Increased harvesting of Vancouver Island seaweed unwise: scientist

The West Coast’s Massive Algal Bloom Could Be the Toxic Wave of the Future

[USA] Toxic algae are growing along the West Coast in greater quantities than ever, wreaking havoc on marine life and forcing the closure of Washington’s $20 million Dungeness crab fishery, along with mussel, clam, sardine, and anchovy fisheries in Oregon and Continue reading The West Coast’s Massive Algal Bloom Could Be the Toxic Wave of the Future

Seaweed colonizing ice-free parts of Antarctica

Newly ice-free areas exposed by glacial retreat in Potter Cove, Antarctica, are being colonized by seaweed. With glaciers melting, the original white, mostly lifeless Antarctica is now becoming darker and lively with seaweed. These macroalgae not only produce oxygen for marine species Continue reading Seaweed colonizing ice-free parts of Antarctica