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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

Call to research algal bloom

More research is needed on the impact land use is having on the Tomahawk Lagoon, a Dunedin water scientist says. The lagoon has recently experienced potentially harmful algal blooms, which an Otago Regional Council report found were caused by high nutrient levels in the lagoon due to past farming practices… Continue reading Call to research algal bloom

Lurking red tide bloom generates gloomy outlook

The largest red tide bloom recorded in Florida waters since 2006 is lingering in the Gulf of Mexicoand could move south over the next few days.

Red tide, caused here by Karenia brevis, can cause fish kills, make shellfish unsafe to eat and cause respiratory issues in marine mammals, sea turtles and humans… Continue reading Lurking red tide bloom generates gloomy outlook