The largest red tide bloom recorded in Florida waters since 2006 is lingering in the Gulf of Mexicoand could move south over the next few days.
Red tide, caused here by Karenia brevis, can cause fish kills, make shellfish unsafe to eat and cause respiratory issues in marine mammals, sea turtles and humans… Continue reading Lurking red tide bloom generates gloomy outlook
These days, boats get the scoop on algae blooms.
State researchers now pull water samples via a moving boat, rather than just by hand for later scrutiny, giving much quicker snapshots of algae “hot spots” in the Indian River Lagoon… Continue reading Instant analysis helps scientists spot lagoon-algae hotspots
[Global] Sounds a little weird, a superfood from a pond, right? Fact is, spirulina is a natural, blue-green algae found in warm, fresh water. Continue reading Spirulina: The incredible superfood you’ve never heard of
Some things go swimmingly with a summer trip to the beach – sunscreen, mystery novels, cold beverages and sandcastles. Other things – like aquatic algae – are best avoided. The Landsat 8 satellite is helping researchers
spot these organisms from space, gathering information that could direct beachgoers away from contaminated bays and beaches… Continue reading Taking NASA-USGS’s Landsat 8 to the Beach
A bright aqua bloom of phytoplankton dances in the Leeuwin Current, off the coast of Western Australia, in a newly released satellite photo.
On the left of this image, created by NASA’s Earth Observatory, is a map of sea surface temperatures on June 6. The warmer colors outline the Leeuwin Current, which flows from the equator… Continue reading Life Blooms on Swirling Ocean Current
We all know spirulina is a superfood, but many people are still shy of using it for some reason. Oh wait — perhaps I know. It’s the alarming bright green color, right? Or is it the funky seaweed smell? Whatever your reasons,… Continue reading Top 5 Reasons You Need More Spirulina in Your Life