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2014-07-09 03:30:10

University of New South Wales The migration of tropical fish as a result of ocean warming poses a serious threat to the temperate areas they invade, because they overgraze on kelp forests and seagrass meadows, a new study concludes. The harmful impact of tropical fish is most evident in southern Japanese waters and the eastern Mediterranean, where there have been dramatic declines in kelps. There is also emerging evidence in Australia and the US that the spread of tropical fish...

Fukushima Radiation May Be Lurking In West Coast Kelp Forests
2014-02-05 04:35:01

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With radiation-tainted waters from the Fukushima nuclear disaster expected to wash up on American shores this year, California scientists are taking steps to monitor West Coast waters for radioactivity. According to a U-T San Diego report, researchers from San Diego State University will begin testing kelp beds off the coast of California for radiation levels. The San Diego scientists said hazardous radioisotopes cesium-134 and...

2013-09-05 23:26:27

Zion Health’s Seaweed ClayMask contains natural medicinal properties from the Earth and sea for skin beauty and health. (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 Native traditions and ancient tribes commonly prescribed special herbs and minerals to heal ailments of the skin and internal body. Seaweed is one of those special ingredients that have been highly regarded by ancient Chinese medicine to absorb toxins on the skin and inside the body. Zion Health’s Seaweed ClayMask offers a unique natural...

2013-07-17 11:01:52

University of Adelaide marine biologists have found that reducing nutrient pollution in coastal marine environments should help protect kelp forests from the damaging effects of rising CO2. The researchers have found a combined effect on kelp forests from nutrient pollution and higher CO2, which could have a devastating impact on Australia's marine ecosystems. "When we manipulated CO2 and nutrient levels in an experimental marine ecosystem we found the effect of both of them together...

Radioactive Kelp From Japan Found On The West Coast
2012-04-11 05:20:14

As the nuclear reactor in Fukushima, Japan suffered a meltdown after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the surrounding areas became contaminated with radioactive particles. Now, as other items and debris from the earthquake are being washed up on the West Coast´s shore, some of these radioactive particles have been found in giant kelp along the shore. According to a recently published study, radioactive iodine was found in kelp samples from beds along the west coast from Laguna...

2011-09-27 13:43:07

Scripps-led study finds overfishing of spawning areas, environmental conditions behind collapse of two bass species The two most important recreational fisheries off Southern California have collapsed, according to a new study led by a researcher from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Scripps postdoctoral researcher Brad Erisman and his colleagues examined the health of regional populations of barred sand bass and kelp bass-staple catches of Southern California's...

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2011-07-05 08:42:12

Seaweed may prove a viable future biofuel "“ especially if harvested in summer. The use of kelp (Laminaria digitata) could provide an important alternative to terrestrial grown biofuels; however the suitability of its chemical composition varies on a seasonal basis. Harvesting the kelp in July when carbohydrate levels are at their highest would ensure optimal sugar release for biofuel production. "The storage carbohydrate and soluble sugars get converted into ethanol in the fermentation...

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2011-05-26 10:05:44

By Cheryl Dybas, NSF Marine scientists discover wave disturbance, nutrient levels affect California giant kelp growth Marine scientists have a new view of the giant kelp in the Pacific Ocean--through a scuba mask and a satellite's "eye." Forests of giant kelp, or Macrocystis pyrifera, are found in temperate coastal regions and are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth. In a melding of data from the beneath the waves and from the skies above, researchers have developed a method for...

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2011-05-19 07:59:53

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have developed new methods for studying how environmental factors and climate affect giant kelp forest ecosystems at unprecedented spatial and temporal scales. The scientists merged data collected underwater by UCSB divers with satellite images of giant kelp canopies taken by the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper. The findings are published in the feature article of the May 16 issue of Marine Ecology Progress Series. In this marriage of marine ecology and satellite...

2010-03-08 12:20:00

New Permanent Exhibition Wing Features Innovative Exhibits Combined with Live Habitats LOS ANGELES, March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Science Center will unveil a new permanent exhibition wing, Ecosystems, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 25, 2010. The major expansion nearly doubles the volume of exhibition space at the Science Center and features an unprecedented blend of live animals, and hands-on science exhibits in 11 immersive environments - unique among science...


Latest Kelp Reference Libraries

Bocaccio, Sebastes paucispinis
2013-10-22 10:58:24

The Bocaccio (Sebastes paucispinis) is a member of the Sebastidae rockfish family. Other names regarding this species include the Salmon Grouper, Grouper, Tom Cod referring to juveniles, and Slimy. In Greek, sebastes means “magnificent” and paucispinis is Latin for “few spines”. These fish can be found from Stepovak Bay, Alaska to central Baja California, but is mostly abundant from Oregon to the northern part of Baja California. They have been seen from a variety of depths from...

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...

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2007-04-03 00:25:59

Clinids are blennioids, perciform marine fish of the family Clinidae. Temperate blennies, the family ranges from the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, in both the Southern and Northern Hemisphere. The family contains approximately 86 species in 20 genera, the 23.62 in (60 cm) long giant kelpfish (Heterostichus rostratus) being the largest; most are far smaller. With small cycloid scales, Clinid blennies may have a deep or slender build; some members of the family bear the name "snake...

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