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Algae and giant clam relationship may be a clue to light up plasma screens

[USA] I bet you’ve never thought about how giant clams will revolutionise future technology. It’s OK. You probably didn’t know about the incredible way these massive mollusks turn sunlight into power. Continue reading Algae and giant clam relationship may be a clue to light up plasma screens

How algae turned the world green: Ancient slime knew how to survive on land before it left water and evolved into the first plant

[UK] One of nature’s greatest secrets – how ocean slime turned the world green with vegetation – has been uncovered by scientists. Continue reading How algae turned the world green: Ancient slime knew how to survive on land before it left water and evolved into the first plant

New evidence indicates that microalgae in Caribbean came from the Pacific; could do long-term damage

University of Delaware’s Daniel “Tye” Pettay reports new evidence that Symbiodinium trenchii (S. trenchii), a stress-tolerant zooxanthellae alga found in coral communities across the Greater Caribbean, is actually an introduced species from the Indio-Pacific Ocean. Continue reading New evidence indicates that microalgae in Caribbean came from the Pacific; could do long-term damage