Tag Archives: marine ecology

The Ocean’s Biggest Challenge

[28th, Apr 2014] The ocean’s biggest challenge is a quiet menace. It is, like many other forms of pollution, caused by human activities. Its prevention is another challenge that will require major restructuring in lifestyle as well as governmental management. The problem: creating favor for one species over another. The cause: human waste.

“What are those red beards on the coral?” A diver asked when he got back aboard “Starfish… Continue reading The Ocean’s Biggest Challenge

Doubting Darwin: Algae Findings Surprise Scientists

[28th, Apr 2014] This Behind the Scenes article was provided to Live Science in partnership with the National Science Foundation. Bradley Cardinale stands in front of 180 algal chemostats used for competition experiments. “It was completely unexpected,” he says. “We sat there banging our heads… Continue reading Doubting Darwin: Algae Findings Surprise Scientists

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

Mount Allison researchers examining ocean ecosystems, relation to climate change

[24th, Apr 2014] Two Mount Allison University research projects focusing on climate change and ocean health got a major boost in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) as part of a national announcement this week. Biochemistry and chemistry professor… Continue reading Mount Allison researchers examining ocean ecosystems, relation to climate change

Dazzling Colours Created by Algae and Salt at “Rotten Sea”

Dazzling Colours Created by Algae and Salt at “Rotten Sea”. Photographer Sergey Anashkevych captures the incredible images of salt flats in Crimea. Lake Sivash is also known as the “Rotten Sea”, it’s unique dazzling red colours caused by Continue reading Dazzling Colours Created by Algae and Salt at “Rotten Sea”