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Seaweed Proves To Be More Than Just A Nuisance
2012-07-22 07:22:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Commonly thought of as an irritant, wrack, the accumulation of seaweed found on beaches around the world, actually provides a connection between land and sea. Studies conducted by David Spiller, an ecologist from the University of California, Davis (UC-Davis), and his colleagues show that there may be more than one reason to avoid stepping on the slimy seaweed. “Seaweed provides an important connection between two...

New Research On Seaweeds Shows It Takes More Than Being Flexible To Survive Crashing Waves
2012-05-10 12:58:48

Bladed and branched algae adapted to strong wave conditions are able to reconfigure their shape and size Seaweeds are important foundational species that are vital both as food and habitat to many aquatic and terrestrial shore organisms. Yet seaweeds that cling to rocky shores are continually at risk of being broken or dislodged from their holds by crashing waves with large hydrodynamic forces. So how do such seaweeds survive in intertidal zones? Do they have special properties that make...

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...

Seaweed Records Hint At Ocean Warming Impact
2011-10-28 04:38:12

As the planet continues to warm, it appears that seaweeds may be in especially hot water. New findings reported online on October 27 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, based on herbarium records collected in Australia since the 1940s suggest that up to 25 percent of temperate seaweed species living there could be headed to extinction. The study helps to fill an important gap in understanding about the impact that global warming is having on the oceans, the researchers say. "Our...

2011-09-14 16:40:00

Ri Na Mara USA announces that they maintain all the USA product inventory for the Galway, Ireland based company. Contact Ri Na Mara USA today for wholesale opportunities or feel free to buy online at http://www.rinamarausa.com. The worlds best organic seaweed cosmetic line. (PRWEB) September 14, 2011 Since RI NA MARA launched their boutique range of Luxury Seaplant Cosmetics, the company has gained substantial recognition, winning a number of prestigious awards: The Marketing Institute of...

2011-07-20 16:56:34

In an article that may bring smiles to the faces of vegetarians who consume no dairy products and vegans, who consume no animal-based foods, scientists have identified seaweed as a rich new potential source of heart-healthy food ingredients. Seaweed and other "macroalgae" could rival milk products as sources of these so-called "bioactive peptides," they conclude in an article in ACS's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Maria Hayes and colleagues Ciarán Fitzgerald, Eimear...

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2011-07-14 10:15:16

Exotic marine species, including giant seaweeds, are spreading fast, with harmful effects on native species, and are increasingly affecting the biodiversity of the Mediterranean seabed. Some native species, such as sea urchins (Paracentrotus lividus), can fight off this invasion, but only during its early stages, or when seaweed densities are very low. Spanish researchers have carried out a study to look at the ability of sea urchins (Paracentrotus lividus) "“ generalist herbivores that...

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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...

2011-06-23 00:00:29

Ri Na Mara USA announces that they maintain all the USA product inventory for the Galway, Ireland based company. Contact Ri Na Mara USA today for wholesale opportunities or feel free to buy online at http://www.rinamarausa.com. The worlds best organic seaweed cosmetic line. (PRWEB) June 22, 2011 Since RI NA MARA launched their boutique range of Luxury Seaplant Cosmetics, the company has gained substantial recognition, winning a number of prestigious awards: The Marketing Institute of...

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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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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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