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2013-09-26 23:30:04

A new report looks at how extreme weather and an increase in non-point source pollution from agriculture and failing septic systems are spurring the spread of harmful algal blooms. It includes a first-of-its-kind national online map showing that 21 states issued health advisories related to toxic algae at 147 lakes and rivers this summer. Ann Arbor, Michigan (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Summer should be a time for fishing, boating and swimming with family on our nation’s lakes. Yet...

2013-09-23 23:00:55

Centre for Management Technology’s (CMT) 6th Algae World Asia, to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 28-29 October 2013, will examine prospects and challenges of high performance chemicals as well as fuels from algae. Bangakok, Thailand (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Value addition in Algae chain has now moved beyond bio fuels to cover a host of high value products for a wide range of applications. Rapid strides in technologies that enable conversion to a wide variety of therapeutic products,...

2013-09-11 23:03:06

The Weeders Digest introduces The Eco-Harvester, a new and innovative solution to weed management. New Hope, MN (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 Lake Weeders Digest has announced a unique new, eco-friendly, non-herbicide solution for cleaning lakes and ponds. Bruce Wahlstrom, the owner of Lake Weeders Digest, distributes the Eco-Harvester worldwide. It provides an affordable and environmentally friendly solution for Lake Associations, Lakeshore Management, Landscaping Contractors,Government...

2013-08-27 23:29:53

Sara C. Crosby is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession. Garden City, NY (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Sara C. Crosby is an Independent Distributor for the Limu Company, a manufacturer of health and wellness products. Ms. Crosby has attained the highest level of membership to the National Association of Professional Women as a VIP Woman of the Year and has been recognized for outstanding leadership and commitment within...

2013-08-27 23:18:58

Tonic Minerals completes the cleansing process with 100 percent natural tonic made from organic sea kelp and blue green algae extracts. Alameda, CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Lotus Moon, leading eco-friendly skincare brand, recently launched a new facial toner, Tonic Minerals, proven to help tighten pores, restore firmness and elasticity. Toning cleansed skin is a crucial step in any ecobeauty skin care regimen that is often forgotten in an individual’s morning routine. Lotus Moon’s...

2013-08-06 23:28:47

New funds to accelerate growth and expand commercial footprint. Gilbert, AZ (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 Heliae, a spinout from Arizona State University, has announced it has raised $28.4 million in funding from existing and new investors. The funding will be used to support the operation and expansion of Heliae’s first commercial facility in Gilbert, Arizona. Heliae has commercialized a platform technology that produces high-value products from algae. The company’s flexible Volaris...

2013-07-29 23:25:58

In recent years, major companies from all over the globe, including Exxon Mobile and Itochu Corporation, have merged with research facilities to research algae as a renewable energy source; however, it has been determined that far more research is needed before movement to the commercial production phase of algae biofuel can truly take place. A recent research study published in Phycologia took up this challenge and examined a promising freshwater algal strain for possible genetic...


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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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