Another tragedy for the St. Lucie River could help push state lawmakers to buy sugar industry-owned land south of Lake Okeechobee. From Sanibel to Sewall’s Point, from St. Lucie County to Miami, that’s what river advocates are hoping. Continue reading Sally Swartz: Thank activists for revealing Port Mayaca green algae menace
Scientists claim to have discovered the first deep ocean ‘dead zones’, which are areas of water with virtually no oxygen-in immense whirlpools in the tropical North Atlantic.
Canadian and German researchers Continue reading Scientists Find the First Deep Ocean Dead Zones
The objective of the Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (ABSIG) is to facilitate the development of a robust and sustainable algal industry in the UK while raising awareness of the important role algae play in the provision of ecosystem services. Ecosystems services are the benefits that humans obtain from ecosystems (for more information see the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and UK National Ecosystem Assessment). Functions Continue reading ABSIG promoting algae as tool in ecosystem services
Algae are known to congregate and bloom in massive numbers, covering patches of the ocean in thick red and brown blotches. Some of these “red tide” events create dazzling nighttime light shows of blue-green bioluminescence resulting from the force generated by Continue reading The Force behind bioluminescence: Study uses algal cells to ‘shed light’ on sensing mechanical forces
Zoom in on this satellite image of South Korea’s southern coast and you’ll notice the grid-like patterns in the water are made up of hundreds of little rectangles. These are seaweed fields, held by ropes and buoys that keep them close to the Continue reading South Korean Seaweed Farms, From Space