[USA] Corals depend on their symbiotic relationships with the algae that they host. But how do they keep algal population growth in Continue reading How do corals make the most of their symbiotic algae?
[USA] A recent story in the Village Soup sounded the alarm on the clear-cutting of seaweed in Muscongus Bay. A local resident claimed Continue reading Responsibly harvesting seaweed is good for ocean and crops
[USA, Global] Plants, animals and even microbes that live on coral reefs have evolved a rich variety of defense strategies to protect Continue reading Seaweed and sea slugs rely on toxic bacteria to defend against predators
[Canada, Global] I drafted this while looking north over the frozen Lincoln Sea, at the northernmost tip of Ellesmere Island in Canada. Continue reading Graham JC Underwood: Disappearing sea ice is changing the whole ecosystem of the Arctic
[USA] Algae can help corals adapt to warming seas but scientists have discovered they have relationship issues. It’s complicated. Continue reading Scientists unlock genetic mystery: Why corals reject life-saving algae
[Global] Dense aggregations of tall, brown seaweeds are commonly found along temperate coastlines. These underwater kelp forests Continue reading Are microbes to blame for the loss of underwater seaweed forests?
[Global] Whale sharks are the largest fish in the sea, though as filter feeders, they don’t have the same bloodthirsty reputation as their Continue reading National Geographic: Algae-eating shark surprises scientists
[UK] Plans to mechanically harvest tens of thousands of tonnes of kelp every year from Scotland’s seabeds would have a “devastating” Continue reading Kelp harvest will destroy ecosystem, says expert
[Global] According to a new report, “Rapid Aggregation of Biofilm-Covered Microplastics with Marine Biogenic Particles,” microplastics Continue reading Microplastics below the ocean may be bigger problem than what’s on the surface
[Global] When tiny sea algae get sick, they may sneeze the seeds of clouds. Continue reading Viruses may help phytoplankton make clouds — by tearing the algae apart