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With limited resources to monitor often-unpredictable algae blooms, water managers are turning to new technologies from NASA and its partners to detect and keep track of potential hazards. more
Dental microwear provides clues to dietary habits of lepidosauria  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
High-resolution microscopic images of the surface of dental enamel of lepidosauria, which is a subclass of reptile including monitor lizards, iguanas, lizards and tuatara, allow scientists to determine their dietary... more
Algae: Here, there, and everywhere  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
On a clear and cold February morning in 2015, Ruth Kassinger slipped on an insulated down coat and donned knee-high waterproof boots. Stepping aboard a long fishing boat in South Korea's Hoedong Harbor, she gingerly navigated her way... more
Curious cases of chemical cross-kingdom communication  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
All living things are divided into six kingdoms: plants, animals, fungi, protists (protozoa and some algae), and two types of bacteria—eubacteria and archaebacteria. more
Investigating coral and algal 'matchmaking' at the cellular level  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
What factors govern algae's success as "tenants" of their coral hosts both under optimal conditions and when oceanic temperatures rise? A Victoria University of Wellington-led team of experts that includes... more
Investigating coral and algal 'matchmaking' at the cellular level  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
What factors govern algae's success as 'tenants' of their coral hosts both under optimal conditions and when oceanic temperatures rise? more
Seaweed and sea slugs rely on toxic bacteria to defend against predators  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Plants, animals and even microbes that live on coral reefs have evolved a rich variety of defense strategies to protect themselves from predators. Some have physical... more
How fish skins and algae could help solve the plastic pollution crisis  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A University of Sussex student has taken inspiration from the seas to find a solution to the man-made plastic pollution contaminating the world's oceans. more
New microorganism for algae biomass to produce alternative fuels  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Biorefinery technology uses biomass as a feedstock and converts it to energy and other beneficial byproducts. It is drawing attention as an eco-friendly and sustainable technology to prepare for depletion... more
New microorganism for algae biomass to produce alternative fuels  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists utilized algae that grow three times faster than starch crops and succeeded in producing biofuel and biochemicals. They developed a new artificial microorganism as a microbial platform for the... more
'Fishing a line' coupled with clockwork for daily rhythm  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Organisms on this planet, including human beings, exhibit a biological rhythm that repeats about every 24 hours to adapt to the daily environmental alteration caused by the rotation of the... more
Scientists unlock genetic mystery: Why corals reject life-saving algae  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Algae can help corals adapt to warming seas but scientists have discovered they have relationship issues. It's complicated. more
How deep-ocean vents fuel massive phytoplankton blooms  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers at Stanford University say they have found an aquatic highway that lets nutrients from Earth's belly sweep up to surface waters off the coast of Antarctica and stimulate explosive growth of microscopic ocean... more
Nordic microalgae cleans wastewater and produces biodiesel  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Lorenza Ferro demonstrates the potential of Nordic microalgae for simultaneous production of biomass and municipal sewage treatment in our Nordic climate. She has also studied how microalgae and bacteria work together and how this... more
Coral reefs can't return from acid trip  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
When put to the test, corals and coralline algae are not able to acclimatize to ocean acidification. more
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