[Global] Plankton are incredibly important to the marine ecosystem. They also play a major role in providing the oxygen we breath. Continue reading Shawn McCall shows you how to collect and examine planktons
[Australia] Neon blue bioluminescent plankton is appearing more frequently and in areas where it hasn’t been seen in recent history, Continue reading Bioluminescent plankton
[Global] Algae (a term used to group many photosynthetic organisms into a rather heterologous mash-up) do not have a kind Continue reading Konstantinos Vavitsas: Algae as vessels for photosynthetic biology
[USA] Fifth-grader Kate Webb and Assistant Instructor Dana Eckert lean in close, comparing pieces of seaweed to an identification chart Continue reading Kids and their grandparents explore sea life together
[USA] Plankton — tiny organisms drifting in the sea — often are too small to see without a microscope. But with the help of some math and a very powerful imaging device, Continue reading Scientists identify plankton using images captured from space
[UK] Scientists have shown the microbeads can be passed through the food chain, often accumulating in large numbers in predators such as whales and seabirds. Continue reading Instead of eating algae, the zooplanktons are now eating plastic beads
[Seychelles] Preliminary results of tests done on fish and water samples taken from the Seychelles waters have confirmed the presence of Cochlodinium polykrikoides Continue reading Toxic plankton killed thousands of coral reef fishes
[USA] When whales were at their historic populations, before their numbers were reduced, it seems that whales might have been responsible for removing tens of millions of tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere every year. Continue reading How whales change climate
[USA] If you want to night surf in glowing blue waves or dance on sand that “lights up” with bioluminescence on Virginia Beach, Va., you might want to hurry.
Friday night surfers and hundreds of Continue reading Virginia Beach bioluminescence: What's lighting up the water?
[USA] A sea lion on a Washington beach curls into a fetal position, shuddering. Then it contorts its neck, craning its head into the air, clearly in distress. NOAA researchers in Washington were horrified by this recent footage from Long Beach: Continue reading Sea lion seizures, toxic algae and the nightmare scenario for the oceans