Radiant reefs found deep in the Red Sea

[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

Reduction of microalgae harvesting costs via the development of an ultrasound flow cell to provide pre-concentration

[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

‘The Blob,’ Domoic Acid: Extremely Poisonous Toxic Bloom Poses Serious Threat To West Coast

[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

DIC Strengthens its Position as the Global Leader for Natural Blue Food Coloring

[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

One gene may drive leap from single cell to multicellular life

[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