[USA] A blanket of toxic red seaweed, dubbed ‘Red Tide’, has washed ashore on Florida’s southwest coast and brought with it lots of dead Continue reading Deadly red tide phenomena kills wave of animals in Florida – DANGER to humans warning
[El Salvador] The decomposing bodies of some 300 sea turtles were found off El Salvador’s coast, raising questions about how they could Continue reading Hundreds of sea turtles killed by microalgae in El Salvador
[Mexico] Mexican authorities say they will spend about $9.1 million and hire 4,600 temporary workers to clean up mounds of seaweed that have accumulated in recent weeks along the Caribbean coast. Continue reading Mexico to spend $9.1 million on seaweed cleanup
[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
The pungent smell of stagnant water, and the sight of a thick, brown substance carpeting the beach where seawater once flowed at Skeetes Bay, St. Philip, says it all – sargassum seaweed. Continue reading What Is Causing The Sargassum Seaweed?
The release of a rehabilitated sea turtle by the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island has been delayed out of concern over the algal bloom that has formed near Oregon Inlet.
Barnacle was to be released off Coquina Continue reading Red algal bloom delays release of rehabbed sea turtle
In sad news for sea turtles, scientists have found that runoff from cities and farms in Hawaii is causing debilitating and deadly tumors, which are believed to be the leading known cause of death for endangered green sea turtles.
Scientists from Duke University, the Continue reading Endangered Sea Turtles Are Getting Nasty, Deadly Tumors, and We’re to Blame
The twisted, brown mess carpeting Space Coast beaches this week could be too much of a good thing gone awry. And no one knows why.
Massive amounts of the open-ocean algae — called Sargassum — has been annoying anglers along the eastern Continue reading Brevard seaweed bloom may be a growing problem
Twice a week, Roming Andajer, 49, a resident of the coastal village of Tondol in the island town of Anda in Pangasinan province, goes out to sea but not to fish.
During these trips, Andajer spends his time tending a “sea garden”… Continue reading In this Island Town, Sea Turtles are not Welcome
[Global] Coral reefs, some of the Earth’s most remarkable natural structures, have more than aesthetic significance. These tiny animals Continue reading 5 species we stand to lose if coral reefs are destroyed and what you can do about it