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Lake Erie Bloom
2014-08-30 07:51:43

The green stuff that clouds up fish tanks – it’s not just an aesthetic annoyance. In fact, if you’ve been watching recent news of algal bloom concerns in Lake Erie, you know that the right conditions for algae can lead to contamination of local water sources, potentially impacting aquatic life and humans.

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.

Toxic Algae Most Likely Cause Of Ancient Chilean Whale Strandings
2014-02-26 10:08:48

A site in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile has become well known for its wealth of ancient marine mammal fossils, deposited there by a series of mass strandings. While the cause of whale or other mammal strandings that take place today...

Massive Manatee Deaths In 2013 Attributed To Red Tide Algae
2013-10-31 15:40:37

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg, the number of manatee deaths in 2013 has already reached a record high of 769 fatalities and there are still two months left to go in the year.

Robotic Sensor Tracks Toxic Red Tide
2013-05-08 09:53:09

The way scientists monitor and manage red tides in New England may be transformed by a new robotic sensor deployed in the Gulf of Maine coastal waters by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).

Research Now Allows Fishermen To Harvest Lucrative Shellfish On Georges Bank
2013-04-11 09:51:25

Combined research efforts by scientists has allowed fishermen to harvest ocean quahogs and surf clams in these offshore waters for the first time in more than two decades.

Limited Phosphorus Makes Gulf Of Mexico Algae Even Meaner
2013-03-13 10:27:32

When Gulf of Mexico algae don't get enough nutrients, they focus their remaining energy on becoming more and more poisonous to ensure their survival

'Red Tide' Species Deadlier Than First Thought
2012-07-25 15:15:43

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.

Blue Light Culprit In Red Tide Blooms
2012-02-24 04:57:10

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.

2011-10-03 15:19:42

With toxic algal blooms — which can increase the amount of harmful toxins in the shellfish that California residents consume — ramping up in frequency and severity locally, scientists at USC have developed a new algae monitoring method in hopes of one day being able to predict when and where toxic "red tides" will occur.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.