Category Archives: Seaweed

Seaweed refers to several species of marine macroscopic or multicellular algae. The term includes some types of red, brown, and green algae, which are classified by the presence of some particular type of photosynthetic pigments.

Indian River Lagoon returning to health as outbreaks of algae subside

[16th May, 2014] Fishermen and scientists are cautiously optimistic about encouraging things they’re seeing in the trouble-plagued Indian River Lagoon system this spring. At this point, no major algae blooms are present and the water is “pretty clear.”…

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Brown algae: The future of fat-busting salt replacement?

[12th, May 2014] Norwegian brown algae is an attractive natural salt replacer for bakery because of its fat-busting punch, says developer Valagro. Italian firm Valagro has owned Algea since 2002 – an algae business selling to food and other industrial… Continue reading Brown algae: The future of fat-busting salt replacement?

Algae aka ‘green coal’ and ‘green protein’

[9th, May 2014] Marine microalgae encompass attractive properties for biofuel production. The fat extracted biomass that is left behind after biofuel is made may be a promising carbon-neutral animal feed supplement. When you read about algae there is often a discrepancy between macro- and microalgae… Continue reading Algae aka ‘green coal’ and ‘green protein’

EPA Directs District Assemblies to Clean Up Sea Weed

[30th, Apr 2014] The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has asked district assemblies in whose jurisdictions there is an influx of sea weed to regularly clean up the beaches. It said cleaning up the beaches would prevent decomposition of the weed on the beaches to increase discomfort… Continue reading EPA Directs District Assemblies to Clean Up Sea Weed

Alaska seaweed may be potent weapon against diabetes, obesity

[28th, Apr 2014] Plants growing in the waters of Southeast Alaska have to be tough to withstand the strong tides, cold temperatures, relentless summer daylight and abundance of plant-nibbling species. That toughness, it turns out, can also result in health benefits for the people who eat the plants, according… Continue reading Alaska seaweed may be potent weapon against diabetes, obesity

EPA begins investigations into sea weeds phenomenon

[26th, Apr 2014] The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it has taken seriously reports of the influx of sea weeds on the country’s shores. The phenomenon is said to be affecting the livelihood of local inhabitants, especially fisher-folks, whose lives depend mainly on fishing activities. In a statement signed by the Chief Programme Officer-Public Affairs Department Mrs Angelina Ama Tutuah Mensah, the EPA said… Continue reading EPA begins investigations into sea weeds phenomenon

DA restricts sale of brown algae, sea grass

[25th, Apr 2014] The Department of Agriculture (DA) has restricted the sale of brown algae and sea grass. Under Fisheries Administrative Order No. 250, the collection, gathering, selling and exporting of brown algae and sea grass is prohibited. Violators would be… Continue reading DA restricts sale of brown algae, sea grass

Red macroalgae properties researched

[24th, Apr 2014] A team of researchers from the Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL) is studying red macroalga, which is abundant on the Atlantic coast in the south of the country and has nutritional properties. Scientists also believe that this alga, Phorphyra columbina, has really beneficial bioactive compounds for health… Continue reading Red macroalgae properties researched