Could the smell of the sea help cool a warming planet?

Aug 27
Posted by admin Filed in Marine Phytoplankton

Could the smell of the sea help cool a warming planet?
… Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. "What we're finding is evidence for a change in that reflectivity of 10 watts per metre squared, that would be attributed to the phytoplankton – so about 8% of the reflection of sunlight …
Read more on BBC News

Latin America Should Lead in Protecting the Planet's Oceans
In this year's conference in Valparaíso “we hope important announcements will be made on the creation of large new protected marine areas,” said the Oceana director, who added that Chile, as host country, “should set an example with a large marine park …
Read more on Inter Press Service

Vitamins, supplements unnecessary for many

Aug 19
Posted by admin Filed in Marine Phytoplankton

Vitamins, supplements unnecessary for many
Anne Harguth, a registered dietitian at Mayo Clinic Health System, is often asked “Should I be taking certain vitamins and supplements?” “And the answer is, quite honestly, 'It depends,'” she says. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, you …
Read more on San Angelo Standard Times

Celiac Disease Diet: New Supplement May Soon Replace Gluten Free Food
The two professors have partnered with IGY Inc. and the Vetanda Group to develop and market the supplement. Claire Perry, communications director for Vetanda Group tells Medical Daily that through this groundbreaking health product, people with Celiac …
Read more on Latinos Health

Climate Change May Be Behind Toxic Red Tide That Has Poisoned Marine Life And

Aug 15
Posted by admin Filed in Marine Phytoplankton

Climate Change May Be Behind Toxic Red Tide That Has Poisoned Marine Life And
Unusually warm weather has caused an unprecedented amount of toxic algae to accumulate in the Pacific waters stretching from Alaska to California. The powerful neurotoxin produced by the algae is poisoning sea life along the coast, causing authorities …
Read more on Medical Daily

The best pelagic fishing season on record
Mesopelagic species include algae, coelacanths, copepods, crabs and other crustaceans, ctenophores, dinoflagellates, dragonfish, fangtooth, gulper eel, hatchet fish, hydrozoans, medusas, lantern fish, snipe eels, some octopus, midwater jellyfish …
Read more on San Diego Reader

6 Climate Hacking Proposals Worth Taking Seriously

Aug 11
Posted by admin Filed in Marine Phytoplankton

6 Climate Hacking Proposals Worth Taking Seriously
Iron is an essential nutrient for phytoplankton in the ocean. Some scientists want to introduce more iron into the upper levels of the ocean to increase phytoplankton populations that would absorb more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Much of these …
Read more on Inverse

Sinking phytoplankton trap carbon deep in the ocean
The researchers analysed ocean water samples collected during the Malaspina 2010 Circumnavigation Expedition. The expedition used a new collection device, the Bottle-Net, which was crucial in properly sampling phytoplankton 2,000–4,000 m below the …
Read more on Nature Middle East

Plate tectonics may have driven the evolution of life on Earth
Trace elements included copper, zinc, phosphorus, cobalt and selenium, which are necessary for nearly all life – from marine phytoplankton through to humans – to function. The most surprising finding was that there were certain periods in Earth's …
Read more on Phys.Org

Seafloor hot springs a significant source of iron in the oceans

Aug 4
Posted by admin Filed in Marine Phytoplankton

Seafloor hot springs a significant source of iron in the oceans
Metals, especially iron, are crucial to the growth of phytoplankton in the oceans. In many parts of the ocean iron controls the growth of marine life even though it is only present at concentrations of parts per trillion. Most of the iron in the ocean …
Read more on UW Today

Disgusting 'Green Slurry' Seen In Welsh Beaches Harmless, Say Experts
Algae or phytoplankton are a common food source of planktons. Being at the bottom of the food chain, they pose no harm to other marine creatures and, even less so, to humans. Still, the NRW welcomes reports of anything showing possible signs of danger …
Read more on Tech Times

Lake Erie Expects Another Toxic Algae Season | The Weather Channel
Harmful algal blooms result from a species of phytoplankton, some of which produce chemical toxins, according to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). There are different types of harmful algal blooms, which have different colors and …
Read more on The Weather Channel

Latest Sea Algae News

Jul 31
Posted by admin Filed in Marine Phytoplankton

island chen develops the blue island bioluminescent algae installation
matsu is a tiny taiwanese island located off the eastern coast of china. isolated in the sea, the atoll has had little potential for economic development, and has for the most part has fallen further and further behind its mother country. that is …
Read more on Designboom

Where does all the carbon dioxide in the Everglades go?
“It's a good algae for the Everglades. And as the site dries out it builds a little bit of topography, which is important for an area facing sea level rise.” Shoemaker, a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, is part of a team of experts …
Read more on The News-Press

Tiny plankton snacking on plastic is a big problem for the food chain

Jul 27
Posted by admin Filed in Marine Phytoplankton

Tiny plankton snacking on plastic is a big problem for the food chain
The effect of plastic microbeads — found in toothpaste and exfoliants — on microscopic marine life is unknown. But thanks to filmmaker Verity White, we can clearly see that zooplankton are ingesting the microbeads along with their normal diet of …
Read more on CNET

Red tide update
AUGUSTA — Scientists with the Maine Department of Marine Resources noticed a significant offshore bloom of Alexandrium, the phytoplankton responsible for paralytic shellfish poisoning, in the last few weeks. The early warning was based primarily on …
Read more on Mount Desert Islander

The Tiny Clams That Ate the Bay Delta
In the Bay Delta, most of those plants are what's called "phytoplankton": the tiny floating algae and other photosynthesizers that form the base of the food chain. Phytoplankton feed small animals such as zooplankton, which feed larger … Corbula …
Read more on KCET

Nurture through nature: Longtime Alta Sierra business brings herbs, vitamins

Jul 23
Posted by admin Filed in Marine Phytoplankton

Nurture through nature: Longtime Alta Sierra business brings herbs, vitamins
Nature's Sunshine manufactures encapsulated natural health supplements, including herbs, vitamins, minerals, Chinese, Ayurvedic and homeopathic remedies, cookware, natural personal care products, cleaning products and more. It is based in Lehi, Utah …
Read more on The Union of Grass Valley

What's in those supplements?
Under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, manufacturers are responsible for making sure that the product is safe and that no false or misleading claims are being made. According to Rosenfeld, even well-intentioned companies that have …
Read more on Philly.com

Latest Health Supplement News

Jul 19
Posted by admin Filed in Marine Phytoplankton

Business Bulletin: What to watch for in deciding on over-the-counter supplements
Q. I would like to lose weight and improve my overall health; there is so much advertising for over-the-counter supplements. Do these really work? A. Truth in advertising is the genesis of the Better Business Bureau and a continual challenge today …
Read more on Chattanooga Times Free Press

Are You Getting Too Much State AG Enforcement In Your Dietary Supplement
In February, New York AG Eric Schneiderman announced the results of an investigation into store-branded dietary supplements sold at major national retailers. The investigation alleged, after the use of a novel testing technique, that some of the …
Read more on Mondaq News Alerts (registration)

Latest Marine Phyto Plankton News

Jul 15
Posted by admin Filed in Marine Phytoplankton

Floating bio-robots to explore marine ecosystems in Indian Ocean
"So using the BioArgos we're going to be able to observe those much better and understand the three-dimensional picture of this life in the ocean, at its base level that powers all of the other ecosystems of phytoplankton," Dr Hardman-Mountford said.
Read more on ABC Online

UW researcher helping pinpoint massive harmful algal bloom
The bloom that began earlier this year and shut down several shellfish fisheries along the West Coast has grown into the largest and most severe in at least a decade. UW research analyst Anthony Odell left June 15 from Newport, Oregon, aboard the …
Read more on UW Today

Health benefits of krill oil: 5 ways the supplement trumps regular fish oil
Because krill is at the bottom of the food chain, it feeds on phytoplankton and not over other fish that have been accumulating mercury. Krill comes from the cleanest ocean we have— the Antarctic— and is therefore considered the cleanest, purest …
Read more on Fox News

Genetic switch lets marine diatoms do less work at higher CO2
“It's really exciting when you find something in a lab strain that you think you might be able to generalize to other diatoms in the field, and maybe even other phytoplankton,” Hennon said. Future research may look at how the genetic shuffle works for …
Read more on UW Today

Rss Feed Tweeter button Facebook button Linkedin button