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Bacterial Communities Found Living Deep Inside Corals
2013-07-09 06:50:51

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) reveals corals may let certain bacteria get under their skin. The study, soon to be published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, offers the first direct evidence that Stylophora pistillata, a species of reef-building coral found throughout the Indian and west Pacific Oceans, harbors...

Sea Lettuce Invades Chinese Beach
2013-07-06 05:51:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online It may be called the Yellow Sea, but the northern part of the East China Sea has turned green due to the largest algal bloom in the history of the Asian nation, various media outlets are reporting. According to AFP news agency reports, the State Oceanic Administration is reporting that the algae, which is known as Enteromorpha prolifera, started appearing about one week ago, and among the places affected are a public beach in...

2013-06-11 23:29:46

Success of Michigan lake restoration company offers hope to nutrient overloaded Colorado lakes and reservoirs. Fort Collins, Colorado (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Oxygen deprived Colorado lakes and reservoirs are about to get desperately needed help in the fight against nutrient pollution, invasive weeds and seasonal algae growth. Building on scientifically proven results and a cost effective financial strategy, Michigan based Lake Savers LLC is expanding operations to include large fresh water...

First Definitive Proof Of Bacteria-feeding Behavior In Green Algae
2013-05-24 12:41:52

[ Watch The Video Scientists Prove Green Algae´s Appetite for Bacteria ] American Museum of Natural History A team of researchers has captured images of green alga consuming bacteria, offering a glimpse at how early organisms dating back more than 1 billion years may have acquired free-living photosynthetic cells. This acquisition is thought to have been a critical first step in the evolution of photosynthetic algae and land plants, which, in turn, contributed to the increase in...

Algae As Biofuel
2013-05-22 10:30:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The land and water resources of the US could likely support the growth of enough algae to produce up to 25 billion gallons of algae-based fuel a year, according to a new study from the Department of Energy´s (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. That amount of fuel would satisfy one-twelfth of the country´s yearly needs. An in-depth look at the water resources needed to grow significant amounts of algae in large,...

2013-05-21 14:51:47

A new energy sector based on algal biofuels could guarantee Australia´s transport fuel and food security far into the future, a new report says. Potentially worth $50 billion a year, the industry would produce fuel, food, stockfeed, plastics, textiles, paper, fertilizers, chemicals and pharmaceuticals and employ up to 50,000 Australians in new jobs, according to the study Food and Fuel Forever, released today (May 21, 2012) by Perth-based thinktank Future Directions International...


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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