[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
Newly ice-free areas exposed by glacial retreat in Potter Cove, Antarctica, are being colonized by seaweed. With glaciers melting, the original white, mostly lifeless Antarctica is now becoming darker and lively with seaweed. These macroalgae not only produce oxygen for marine species Continue reading Seaweed colonizing ice-free parts of Antarctica
[Global] Scientists have unveiled the most comprehensive analysis ever undertaken of the world’s ocean plankton, the tiny organisms Continue reading Huge study of tiny plankton a ‘treasure trove’
Fourteen crew members from a Panamanian ship are in Saint John hospital suffering from food poisoning.
The ship was docked at the PotashCorp terminal Saturday when a number Continue reading Food poisoning sickens ship’s crew in Saint John
Reduced ice cover is stimulating a new phenomenon in the Arctic — extra blooms of phytoplankton occurring in the fall, just before freeze-up, in addition to the usual springtime blooms, new research finds… Continue reading Study: Sparser, thinner Arctic Ocean ice enabling new phytoplankton blooms
[USA] Climate change continues to warm the waters around the islands in the Pacific Ocean, causing various types of damage to the Continue reading Research shows fishing affects coral reef recovery