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2014-10-25 23:00:42

He will lead all research and development for the firm’s algae proteins used in human pharmaceuticals and specialty animal feed products. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 Triton Algae Innovations, a pioneer in synthetic biology, today announced Dr. Xun Wang has joined the firm as President and Director of all Research & Development. Triton has developed a patented synthetic biology platform for the production of high value algae-based proteins. According to Dr. Wang, the...

2014-10-17 23:07:47

Algoid Technologies, a division of Faremax, Inc., has recently expanded its offering to new and existing customers. The new site will simplify the ordering and re-ordering processes, and help new customers understand product line. Miami Beach, FL (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 Algoid Technologies, a division of Faremax, Inc., has recently expanded its offering to new and existing customers. The company, which cultures microalgae – microscopic, water-based plants with no roots or leaves, but...

Research Shows How Giant Clams Harness The Sun
2014-10-07 03:38:15

University of Pennsylvania Evolution in extreme environments has produced life forms with amazing abilities and traits. Beneath the waves, many creatures sport iridescent structures that rival what materials scientists can make in the laboratory. A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Santa Barbara, has now shown how giant clams use these structures to thrive, operating as exceedingly efficient, living greenhouses that grow symbiotic...

Lethal Sea Turtle Tumors Linked To Pollution
2014-10-01 03:18:13

Duke University Pollution in urban and farm runoff in Hawaii is causing tumors in endangered sea turtles, a new study finds. The study, published Tuesday in the peer-reviewed open-access journal PeerJ, shows that nitrogen in the runoff ends up in algae that the turtles eat, promoting the formation of tumors on the animals' eyes, flippers and internal organs. Scientists at Duke University, the University of Hawaii and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)...

2014-09-22 08:22:44

New method developed to boost algae production efficiency MITTERTEICH, Germany and KIBBUTZ KETURA, Israel, September 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SCHOTT [http://www.schott.com/tubing/english/index.html ] AG and Algatechnologies Ltd [http://www.algatech.com ]. (Algatech), have signed an R&D agreement to strengthen their partnership following a successful one-year study at Algatech's algae production facility. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140922/706687 )...

Brown tide stunts oyster growth
2014-09-08 02:00:19

Kim Martineau, Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Close-Up Look at Genome May Lead to New Ways to Combat Harmful Blooms The sea-grass beds of Long Island’s Great South Bay once teemed with shellfish. Clams, scallops and oysters filtered nutrients from the water and flushed money through the local economy. But three decades after the algae that cause brown tides first appeared here, much of the sea grass and the bounty it used to provide is gone. Spring on eastern...

Not All Marine Phytoplankton Need To Take Their Vitamins
2014-09-02 03:18:22

Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Some species of marine phytoplankton, such as the prolific bloomer Emiliania huxleyi, can grow without consuming vitamin B1 (thiamine), researchers have discovered. The finding contradicts the common view that E. huxleyi and many other eukaryotic microbes depend on scarce supplies of thiamine in the ocean to survive. "It's a really different way to think about the ocean," says CIFAR Senior Fellow Alexandra Worden, co-author on The ISME Journal...

Lake Erie Bloom
2014-08-30 07:51:43

Jessica Nimon, International Space Station Program Science Office NASA's Johnson Space Center The green stuff that clouds up fish tanks – it’s not just an aesthetic annoyance. In fact, if you’ve been watching recent news of algal bloom concerns in Lake Erie, you know that the right conditions for algae can lead to contamination of local water sources, potentially impacting aquatic life and humans. What you might not have known is that among the resources to help study this problem...

benthic microbial mat community
2014-08-25 06:40:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A type of bacteria growing in a hot spring near Yellowstone National Park in Montana uses a previously unidentified process to harvest energy and produce oxygen from sunlight, according to new research published in a recent edition of the journal Science. The bacteria grows in far-red light, researchers from the Pennsylvania State University, the University of California, Davis, and Montana State University report in their study,...

2014-08-21 20:20:54

NORTHVILLE, Mich., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Officer now leads Algal Scientific's sales and marketing efforts toward the use of Algamune(TM) beta-1,3-glucan for livestock animal immune health support and the reduction in the use of antibiotics. As an accomplished agribusiness executive and Tippie Business School (U. of Iowa) MBA, he brings a diverse background in animal agriculture, strategic planning, product and business development and management. His BS and MS...


Latest Algae Reference Libraries

Kelp Forest
2013-04-19 19:29:03

Kelp forests are areas that are underwater with a high density of kelp. They’re recognized as one of the most dynamic and productive ecosystems on Earth. Smaller regions of anchored kelp are known as kelp beds. Kelp forests can be found worldwide throughout polar and temperate coastal oceans. In the year 2007, kelp forests were discovered in tropical waters near Ecuador as well. While they are physically formed by brown macroalgae of the order Laminariales, kelp forests offer a unique...

Masked Spinefoot, Siganus puellus
2013-03-15 12:10:27

The masked spinefoot, also called a decorated rabbitfish or masked rabbitfish, lives in shallow coral rich lagoons, and seaward reefs of the Indo-West Pacific, at depths of 10 to 100 feet. The body of the masked spinefoot is a yellow-orange that gradients into a pale blue or white belly. It also has vertical blue lines toward the head and horizontal lines near the tail. A black stripe extends from the bottom of the mouth and runs through the eye. Above the eye the stripe turns to dark...

Foxface Rabbitfish, Siganus vulpinus
2013-02-17 07:58:30

Image Credit: Dr. Wayne Meadows (NOAA)/Wikipedia The foxface rabbitfish is found in coral rich lagoons, and reefs in the coastal water of the Western Pacific. Around the western Philippines, Indonesia, New Guinea, the Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia, Caroline Islands, and the Marshall Islands. It has also been sighted around Vanuatu, Nauru, Kiribati, and recently Tonga. Adults usually swim in pairs, but the juveniles have been known to form schools. The adult foxface rabbitfish is...

Truncate Coralfish, Chelmonops truncatus
2013-02-03 10:01:25

Image Caption: An Eastern Talma (Truncate Coralfish) at Fly Point, Port Stephens, NSW. Credit: Richard Ling/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.0) The truncate coralfish is specifically found in the coastal waters of Australia at depths up to 230 feet, around rocky reefs that have an abundance of algae. This fish is a species of butterfly fish that is also called the Eastern Talma. In Southern Australia the truncate coralfish is harvested largely for the aquarium trade, and is considered harmless to...

800px-Massive_Starlet_Coral_(Siderastrea_siderea)
2012-04-03 19:03:15

Siderastreidae is a family of colonial, reef building stony corals. Members of this family include symbiotic algae in their tissues which help provide their energy requirements. The World Register of Marine Species lists 7 genera within this family: Anomastraea, Coscinaraea, Craterastrea, Horastrea, Psammocora, Pseudosiderastrea, and Siderastrea. Corals in this family vary in form and include massive, thickly encrusting, columnar, and irregular forms. Corallites are linked by flowing...

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