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

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.

How Does Red Tide Knock Out Its Competition?
2014-06-05 03:05:40

New research reveals how the algae behind red tide thoroughly disables – but doesn't kill – other species of algae. The study shows how chemical signaling between algae can trigger big changes in the marine ecosystem.

2013-06-13 10:54:29

A new study on the feeding habits of ocean microbes calls into question the potential use of algal blooms to trap carbon dioxide and offset rising global levels.

Carbon Dioxide Absorption In Antarctic Seas Studied
2013-06-13 09:39:28

The seas around Antarctica can, at times, resemble a garden. Large-scale experiments where scientists spray iron into the waters, literally fertilizing phytoplankton, have created huge man-made algal blooms.

2012-12-13 05:00:43

After the recent announcement of Higher Health's SilaLive Silica Supplement, a new 7 Day Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade Detox Diet Cleanse Program is released helping provide a kickstart towards

2012-12-04 05:04:15

SilaLive Silica Supplement is the the first-ever proprietary complex blend of enhanced food grade diatomaceous earth and organic silica for whole body health.

2012-12-01 05:02:41

Research says Mineral Element “Silica” may help prevent osteoporosis while promoting proper bone growth and development.

Impact From Humans Felt On Black Sea Long Before Industrial Era
2012-09-04 14:44:23

When WHOI geologist Liviu Giosan first reconstructed the history of how the Danube River built its delta, he was presented with a puzzle.

North Atlantic Phytoplankton Bloom Triggered By Eddies
2012-07-06 05:16:57

Scientists studying the annual growth of tiny plants in the North Atlantic Ocean have discovered that this year’s growth spurt began before the sun was able to offer the light needed to fuel the yearly phenomenon.

2012-03-26 09:20:17

A glow coming from the glassy shell of microscopic marine algae called diatoms could someday help us detect chemicals and other substances in water samples.


Latest Diatom Reference Libraries

Wharf Roach, Ligia exotica
2014-12-10 11:29:16

The wharf roach (Ligia exotica) is a species of sea slater and crustacean that is thought to be native to the Mediterranean Sea and Western Europe, although some experts suggest it is native to the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. It can be found in many temperate and tropical waters throughout the world, most likely due to unintentional shipping. This lives in crevices of rocks and cliffs just above the water line, as well as in jetties and the walls of harbors. The wharf roach reaches a...

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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.