Latest GEOHAB Stories

2009-02-03 10:19:16

Canadian and U.S. marine scientists have found a hot spot for toxic algal blooms is affecting the Washington and British Columbia coasts. Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, San Francisco State University and the universities of Washington, Maine and Western Ontario said the hot spot for the toxic harmful blooms is a part of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, which separates Washington state from Canada's British Columbia. The scientists said they determined that,...

2009-01-07 08:30:11

An international group of scientists is linking nutrient pollution in the world's coastal seas to an increase in the number of harmful algal blooms reported in recent years. When harmful algal blooms (HAB's) occur, they taint seafood with toxins, cause human respiratory and skin irritations and cause fish or mammal kills in coastal waters. In the December edition of the journal Harmful Algae, scientists present a compilation of 21 articles outlining the role of nutrient pollution in the...

Word of the Day
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.