[UK] Spider crabs rub pieces of seaweed against the backs of their shells until they stick, creating remarkable camouflage. Continue reading Coated with algae, the crab looks like an aquatic Green Man
[USA] Last winter was the first time the Dungeness crab fishery in Oregon closed temporarily because of toxic algae in the ocean. Continue reading Scientists are closer to understanding what makes ocean’s toxic algae bloom
[USA] With just a week to go before sport anglers can begin setting traps for Dungeness crab, a persistent bloom of toxic red algae off the Pacific Coast is threatening to Continue reading California’s Dungeness crab season start in doubt due to toxic algae offshore
[USA] Charlotte Huntley’s vision of a more organic Southwest Florida started during one of the red tide algae blooms that have plagued Gulf-front communities for a decade. Continue reading Putting sea debris to a new use
[USA] Green shoots of recovery are sprouting up throughout the Indian River Lagoon.
A three-year, $110,000 experiment has offered hints of hope that the lagoon’s seagrass can recover from a freefall, triggered by a 100-mile-long algae bloom Continue reading Seagrass hints at Indian River Lagoon rebound
[USA] Vacationers and residents looking forward to a stroll on the sandy shore of Biddeford Pool are encountering an unpleasant surprise – a blanket of brown seaweed left behind by a late June storm. Continue reading Summer storm leaves Biddeford beach lost in the weed
[USA] Toxic algae are growing along the West Coast in greater quantities than ever, wreaking havoc on marine life and forcing the closure of Washington’s $20 million Dungeness crab fishery, along with mussel, clam, sardine, and anchovy fisheries in Oregon and Continue reading The West Coast’s Massive Algal Bloom Could Be the Toxic Wave of the Future
If there’s one thing we have in common with these crabs, it’s our keen sense of fashion. Many of us love to don new clothes, wear jewellery or get tattoos and piercings.
So it is with the decorator crabs. About Continue reading Decorator crabs accessorise seaweed to avoid being eaten
[USA] Who doesn’t love otters? They are the cuddliest, most rambunctious animals of both rivers and oceans. Though we do love Continue reading Why sea otters are the eco-warriors of California’s coast
Neptune’s Harvest Fertilizer’s parent company, Ocean Crest Seafoods, in Gloucester, Mass., inadvertently ended up in the organic fertilizer business. A wholesale fish and seafood company established in 1965, Ocean Crest had a need to dispose of the fish remains, gurry, created after processing. Gurry Continue reading Seafood company uses fish gurry, crab shell, and seaweed in fertilizer