[UK] Shallow-water corals in the Red Sea glow green, but marine scientists have discovered corals some 50–60 metres below the surface that take on dazzling hues of yellow, orange and red.
The study is the first to find such an array of fluorescent colours in deep-water corals, says Jörg Wiedenmann, a molecular biologist at the University of Southampton, UK, and suggests Continue reading Radiant reefs found deep in the Red Sea
[USA] TIFFIN – Heavy June rains likely will make toxic algae on Lake Erie worse this summer than scientists initially thought when they released their early forecast this spring.
The bloom could be as bad as last year, when toxin from the algae contaminated Continue reading Algae could be worse than early prediction
[USA] Imagine a plant that can nourish your body by providing most of the protein you need to live, help prevent the annoying Continue reading Spirulina, Chlorella and Klamath algae: What are the health benefits?
[EU] The worldwide production of microalgae is currently around 7,000 tons/year of dry algal biomass, used for a wide variety of applications including livestock feed, aquaculture, functional foods, cosmetics or pharmaceuticals. In addition, microalgae contain around 30% Continue reading Reduction of microalgae harvesting costs via the development of an ultrasound flow cell to provide pre-concentration
[USA] Las Cruces Utilities has joined with New Mexico State University professors on a project funded by the National Science Continue reading Las Cruces Utilities, NMSU partner on algae biofuel project
[USA] NOAA has warned communities on North America’s west coast that a deadly algae bloom releasing the toxin domoic acid has reached levels higher than ever recorded. A concentrated area in the Pacific Ocean has been Continue reading ‘The Blob,’ Domoic Acid: Extremely Poisonous Toxic Bloom Poses Serious Threat To West Coast
[Scotland] From edible vegetable soil to craft ice cream and digital dining, the culinary world has seen its fair share of interesting and intriguing new movements; but in 2015, Scotland is set to lead the next global trend with the re-emergence of an ancient and highly nutritional natural ingredient; Scottish Continue reading A shore thing!
[Japan, USA] DIC Corporation today announced the on-schedule completion in August 2015 of a new extraction plant for Linablue®, Spirulina-derived natural blue food coloring. Construction of the plant, which is located on the site of subsidiary Earthrise Nutritionals, LLC, the DIC Group’s U.S. Spirulina* Continue reading DIC Strengthens its Position as the Global Leader for Natural Blue Food Coloring
[USA] The leap from single-celled life to multicellular creatures is easier than we ever thought. And it seems there’s more than one way it can happen.
The mutation of a single gene is enough to transform single-celled brewer’s yeast into a “snowflake” that evolves as a Continue reading One gene may drive leap from single cell to multicellular life
[Barbados] Twleve thousand cubic metres and counting.
That’s how much Sargassum seaweed has been removed from Barbados’ beaches by the National Conservation Commission (NCC) between April and Continue reading 12,000 cubic metres of Sargassum removed