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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.
Scientists investigating the chemical warfare that takes place on Fijan 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.
Today, Nutrex Hawaii announced the launch of new Spearmint Flavored Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica®, the first mint flavored pure spirulina to hit the market.
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.
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
Biofuels scientists have been using algae to generate crude oil for years, but a new process developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) could dramatically reduce the costs associated with the process.
Private Label Nutraceuticals, contract manufacturer of nutritional products and supplements, launches a new formulation featuring Klamath Blue Green Algae. Atlanta,
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An team of researchers has developed a novel method for tracking changes in Arctic sea ice through the analysis of growth layers of seafloor algae.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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