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Seaweed Transplant Gives Bald Reef New Growth
2014-01-14 09:15:59

University of New South Wales Marine ecologists in Sydney have successfully restored a once thriving seaweed species, which vanished along a stretch of the city's coastline during the 1970s and 80s during high levels of sewage outfalls. A team of researchers from UNSW, the Sydney Institute of Marine Science and the NSW Department of Primary Industries has transplanted fertile specimens of the missing crayweed (Phyllospora comosa) onto two barren reef sites where it once grew abundantly....

Competition Between Coral, Seaweed Occurs On A Chemical Scale
2014-01-09 06:32:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For one particular species of tropical seaweed, competition may have a high cost. Scientists investigating the chemical warfare that takes place on Fijian coral reefs have discovered that one species of seaweed increases its production of noxious anti-coral compounds when placed in contact with reef-building corals. The study, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, show that as this seaweed competes chemically with the...

2014-01-07 23:04:15

Today, Nutrex Hawaii announced the launch of new Spearmint Flavored Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica®, the first mint flavored pure spirulina to hit the market. The 1,000 mg three per day formula offers the same nutritional benefits as regular Hawaiian Spirulina in a tablet with a minty fresh taste. Kailua-Kona, HI (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Today, Nutrex Hawaii announced the launch of new Spearmint Flavored Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica®, the first mint flavored pure spirulina to hit...

Gulf Of California Coral Algae Consists Of Five Unique Species: Study
2014-01-01 08:19:31

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from Jazmin Hernandez Kantun, a marine biologist at the Autonomous University of South Baja California (UABCS), has led to the discovery that the most abundant coral algae in the Gulf of California in Mexico, is actually a compound of five different species. This discovery changes how the species known as Lithophyllum margaritae is represented. Kantun's research is being continued at Ireland’s National University with...

2013-12-19 23:02:01

With the successful completion of the algae growth technology validation process, Algae.Tec is now focused on commercialization, with the goal of rapidly establishing a strong, profitable revenue base for the company. Perth, Australia (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 Algae.Tec Limited (ASX: AEB, OTCQX: ALGXY, FWB: GZA:GR) today announced receipt of a Validation Report from Sydney Environmental and Soil Laboratory Pty Ltd (SESL), a National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) approved...

Algae To BioCrude In Less Than An Hour
2013-12-18 12:00:33

[ Watch The Video: Algae To Bio-Crude In Less Than 60 Minutes ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Biofuels scientists have been using algae to generate crude oil for years, but a novel process developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has the potential to reduce the costs associated with the process, which have been prohibitive thus far. "Cost is the big roadblock for algae-based fuel," said Douglas Elliott, the laboratory fellow who led the...

2013-12-12 23:32:11

Private Label Nutraceuticals, contract manufacturer of nutritional products and supplements, launches a new formulation featuring Klamath Blue Green Algae. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Private Label Nutraceuticals, industry leading contract manufacturer of custom labeled nutritional supplements, recently announced the addition of Klamath Blue Green Algae 500™ to Private Label Nutraceuticals’ abundant list of stock product offerings. This nutrient-rich supplement is now...

2013-12-04 23:02:38

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: 2013 Top Technologies - Materials & Coatings Cluster (Technical Insights). London (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 Disruptive Materials and Coatings Technologies that Drive Innovations This research service provides an overview of the top technology trends and future prospects in material and coatings sector. The detailed study profiles some of the major developments within the chemical, materials and coatings space for the...

Algae Reveal History Of Arctic Sea Ice
2013-11-19 12:15:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers has developed a novel method for tracking changes in Arctic sea ice through the analysis of growth layers of seafloor algae, according to their report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study found that the algae Clathromorphum compactum accumulates a calcite crust as it grows and changes to this crust over time can be analyzed to reveal historical conditions of the...

Tricking Algae's Biological Clock Boosts Production Of Drugs And Biofuels
2013-11-07 13:15:53

Vanderbilt University Tricking algae's biological clock to remain in its daytime setting can dramatically boost the amount of valuable compounds that these simple marine plants can produce when they are grown in constant light. That is the conclusion of a "proof of concept" experiment described in the Dec. 2 issue of the journal Current Biology. The study found that when the biological clocks of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) were stopped in their daylight setting, the amount of...


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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