[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
[Global] The authors of an article published in the current issue of Phycologia collected information about recent algal blooms that Continue reading Atlantic “golden tide” likely originated in the open ocean
[Global, USA] Scientists predict that climate change is going to make Earth’s oceans more acidic, and that’s a problem for one important Continue reading Climate change effects: Carbon dioxide hurts algae the ocean needs
[Global] In the space of geologic seconds, coral reefs that took millions of years to grow are dying – and it’s our fault. Humans have Continue reading Here’s how our fossil fuel addiction is killing coral reefs
[Global] Arctic kelp forests may provide safety from acidifying oceans during long summer days because of extended sunlight Continue reading Will kelp forests provide refuges from ocean acidification?
[Australia] Literary giant Mark Twain once said, “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated,” and according to scientists, Continue reading Has the Great Barrier Reef died? Not quite
[USA] A small but growing number of entrepreneurs are creating sea-farming operations that cultivate shellfish together with kelp Continue reading Natural aquaculture: Can we save oceans by farming them?
[USA] When you’re sitting at a raw bar feasting on oysters, the environment may be the furthest thing from your mind. But Continue reading How seaweed could protect your oysters
[Canada] Visitors to Howe Sound have been seeing green recently, and it’s not due to envy. Continue reading Massive algae bloom puts Howe Sound in the green