Tag Archives: marine ecology

Wetland ‘islands’ launched in Cullaby Lake to deter algae

Two manmade islands, designed to combat a blue-green algae problem, are floating on Cullaby Lake. The Skipanon Watershed Council, in partnership with the North Coast Watershed Association, joined the community to plant a second floating wetland island at Cullaby Lake County Park near Gearhart earlier this month… Continue reading Wetland ‘islands’ launched in Cullaby Lake to deter algae

“Leading Edge” with Host Jimmy Johnson Will Be Featuring Education in Marine Biology in an Upcoming Segment

Marine biology is the study of all things living in water. From the greatest fish in the sea to the algae that produces more oxygen than any other plant on Earth, understanding how these animals and vegetation live and what impact humans have on these living species is vital to prolonging the life of not only these creatures and plants, but also the environment as it is today. Continue reading “Leading Edge” with Host Jimmy Johnson Will Be Featuring Education in Marine Biology in an Upcoming Segment

Water-cleaning crustacean devoured by new predator in Lake Mendota

[13th May, 2014] Pollution feeds algae in Lake Mendota, and then these invertebrates called Daphnia feed on the algae, clearing up the water. But now the Daphnia are being eaten by spiny waterfleas, a new invasive species. / Courtesy of Jake Walsh/University of Wisconsin-Mad… Continue reading Water-cleaning crustacean devoured by new predator in Lake Mendota

As Coral Bleaching Continues, Reefs in Peril

[6th, May 2014] Chase Martin is a media relations intern for Oceana, the largest international organization focused solely on protecting the world’s oceans. He contributed this article to Live Science’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. The industrial age of fossil fuels has severely changed the Earth’s ocean ecosystems. Our oceans absorb about one-third of human-caused carbon-dioxide, but unfortunately rising emissions have surpassed what the oceans can sustainably absorb… Continue reading As Coral Bleaching Continues, Reefs in Peril

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

Itty-Bitty Algae Create Colorful Currents Near Namibia

[30th, Apr 2014] The Namibian coastline as seen from NASA’s Aqua satellite. Near the coast, yellow swirls are sulfite from deep-sea bacteria. Green swirls farther out are likely phytoplankton blooms. Credit: NASA image by Norman Kuring, NASA Ocean Color team… Continue reading Itty-Bitty Algae Create Colorful Currents Near Namibia

BFAR probes summer heat for algal bloom

[30th, Apr 2014] The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Northern Mindanao (BFAR-10) is on alert again for a possible presence of Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB) as the summer heat might warm waters up. Rey Eduardo Hojas, fish health laboratory-in-charge of BFAR-10, said discoloration in the region’s seas and fish mortality are no longer reported in the waters off Misamis Occidental province, Balingasag town in Misamis Oriental, Ozamiz City, and Kauswagan town in Lanao del Norte… Continue reading BFAR probes summer heat for algal bloom

Alert system set up for algae blooms

[29th, Apr 2014] An alert system is being set up to notify people when a harmful algae bloom is spotted in Lake Erie or Presque Isle Bay. Two of these blooms, known as HABs, were found in the bay in early August. One bloom was discovered near Perry’s Landing and the other was spotted near the head of the bay along the eastern edge of Presque Isle State Park… Continue reading Alert system set up for algae blooms