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Scientists find viruses affect life and death of huge carbon-eating algae bloom

It is often easy to think of humans as the most vital form of life on the planet, but most scientists would agree that honor goes to microbes. These often invisible single- to a few-celled organisms are the basis of the food chain on land and in the oceans. Continue reading Scientists find viruses affect life and death of huge carbon-eating algae bloom

Taking NASA-USGS’s Landsat 8 to the Beach

Some things go swimmingly with a summer trip to the beach – sunscreen, mystery novels, cold beverages and sandcastles. Other things – like aquatic algae – are best avoided. The Landsat 8 satellite is helping researchers
spot these organisms from space, gathering information that could direct beachgoers away from contaminated bays and beaches… Continue reading Taking NASA-USGS’s Landsat 8 to the Beach