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2013-04-05 13:13:45

There´s a new seaweed in town, a brown, bulbous balloon befitting the nickname “sea potato.” Its New England debut was spotted by two University of New Hampshire plant biology graduate students; now researchers are keeping a close eye on the sea potato´s progress to determine whether there is cause for alarm. UNH graduate students Lindsay Green and Hannah Traggis discovered the rapid southern expansion of Colpomenia peregrina, also known as sea potato or oyster thief,...

2012-03-11 07:00:00

Ri Na Mara USA and Donegal Importers are combining wholesale efforts to bring the organic seaweed cosmetic line American stores. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 11, 2012 Donegal Importers CEO John Murray announced today "Award winning RÍ NA MARA Natural Organic Irish Seaweed Cosmetics & marine extract products is based in An Spidéal Galway, in beautiful Connemara. RÍ NA MARA, which is gaelic for "King of the sea", have become Ireland's most popular brand of Luxury marine...

Future Of Energy Source Is Seaweed, Researchers Say
2012-03-05 13:30:46

Researchers are looking to the sea in their search for safer and cleaner future alternative energy sources. The team from various institutions and organizations is developing methods for growing and harvesting seaweed as a source of renewable energy. Professor Avigdor Abelson of Tel Aviv University's Department of Zoology believes that not only can the macroalgae be grown unobtrusively along coastlines, they can also help clear the water of excessive nutrients. Pollution caused by...

2011-10-31 20:00:00

Antiagingsupplementnews.org reported last Friday that researchers looking into the heart-health benefits of a rare form brown seaweed, called Seanol, have noticed some surprising side effects beyond its cholesterol-lowering properties. Chicago, IL. (PRWEB) October 31, 2011 A popular consumer website focusing on natural health and anti-aging topics and products says a specific strain of Asian brown seaweed may be more effective in reducing fine lines and wrinkles than the most exclusive...

Image 1 - Certain Species Of Seaweed Can Harm Corals
2011-10-18 08:46:40

Scientists studying coral reefs in and around the South Pacific have found that some seaweed can cause coral bleaching and suppress photosynthesis by emitting anti-coral chemicals. As part of their study, researchers have identified and mapped the chemical structure of molecules used by certain types of marine seaweed that kill or inhibit growth of reef-building coral. Chemicals found on the surfaces of several species of seaweed have been shown to harm coral, suggesting that competition...

Image 1 - Underwater Laboratory Study May Help Manage Seaweed-eating Fish That Protect Coral
2011-09-18 06:51:09

  A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology is using the Aquarius underwater laboratory off the coast of Florida to study how the diversity of seaweed-eating fish affects endangered coral reefs. The research mission, which began Sept. 13, may provide new information to help scientists protect and even restore damaged coral reefs in the Caribbean. Led by Mark Hay, a Georgia Tech professor of biology, the 10-day mission includes two Ph.D. students and a...

2011-07-12 22:34:21

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have brought attention to the potential health impacts for Korean and Korean-American women and their infants from consuming brown seaweed soup. Seaweed is a known source of dietary iodine, particularly in Korea; however, there is no scientific data on the iodine content in Korean seaweed soup. Written as a Letter to the Editor for the journal Thyroid and published online, the authors discuss the adverse effects of consuming excess...

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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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Spirorbis spirorbis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Spirorbis spirorbis is a species of coiled polychaete worm that is classified within the Annelida phylum. It can be found in Ireland and Britain from the English Channel to northern areas of Norway. It attaches itself to eelgrass and seaweed in shallow water in small groups. The shell of this species is white in color and has a peripheral flange that attaches to the floating seaweeds. The worm lives inside of this shell and reaches an average length of about.1 inches. It is typically orange...

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