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Corals that build reefs have few defenses against rising ocean temperatures and other effects of global climate change.
It's almost summer. Seafood restaurants from coast-to-coast are serving platter after platter of steaming crabs, ready for hammering and picking. The supply seems endless, but is it?
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.
For nearly 260 years -- since Carl Linnaeus developed his system of naming plants and animals -- researchers classified species based on visual attributes like color, shape and size.
A researcher at the University of Connecticut and his team have discovered that a species of tiny aquatic organism prominent in harmful algal blooms sometimes called "red tide" is even deadlier than first thought, with potential consequences for entire marine food chains.
Each year, phytoplankton blooms known as "red tides" kill millions of fish and other marine organisms and blanket vast areas of coastal water around the world.
A team of researchers from the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) have developed an interactive global map of corals and zooxanthellae as part of a hybrid web application titled GeoSymbio.
By Reich, A Blackmore, C; Hopkins, R; Lazensky, R; Geib, K; Ngo- Seidel, E A "red tide" is a harmful algal bloom that occurs when toxic, microscopic algae in seawater proliferate to a higher-thannormal concentration (i.e., bloom), often discoloring the water red, brown, green, or yellow.
Conditions are ripe for another large bloom in New England waters; weather and current patterns will determine outcome