Latest Sea Algae News

Jul 31
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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 …
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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 …
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Tiny plankton snacking on plastic is a big problem for the food chain

Jul 27
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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Nurture through nature: Longtime Alta Sierra business brings herbs, vitamins

Jul 23
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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 …
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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 …

Latest Health Supplement News

Jul 19
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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 …
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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 …
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Latest Marine Phyto Plankton News

Jul 15
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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.
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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Phytoplankton on Decline in Southern Ocean

Jul 11
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Phytoplankton on Decline in Southern Ocean
A type of phytoplankton important for carbon storage in marine environments is declining in the Southern Ocean, possibly because of climate change, researchers reported in Geophysical Research Letters. Emiliania huxleyi secretes a calcite shell …
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Gary Griggs, Our Ocean Backyard: An Algal Bloom of Epic Proportions
Massive blooms of phytoplankton, or microscope floating algae such as diatoms, are common along the central coast of California in the late spring and summer. Just like … These impacts have been observed for decades in seals, sea lions and marine birds.
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Students Enrolled in UNCW MarineQuest Programs Beta Test Innovative
“MarineQuest qualified for the beta test based on its multi-year success working with K-12 students to collect field data for the National Phytoplankton Monitoring Network,” Kezios explains. Student volunteers collect water samples at the Center for …
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NPI Meets With Top Retail Figures at ECRM Conference

Jul 7
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Nutritional Products International, a brand focused on the global marketing and distribution of a wide range of nutritional and beauty products, recently attended the 2015 ECRM Diet, Vitamin & Sports Nutrition conference in Tampa, Florida, where it made a number of new big-time connections in the retail industry. The ECRM trade show allows companies the chance to meet with a variety of the most influential executives and buyers in the nutritional, sports and health industries. NPI had a series of meetings to sit down with some of these figures and open up new possibilities for its clients to bring their products to a wider retail market. “Our executive team met with some of the top retail accounts in the United States, such as CVS, Walgreens, Vitamin Shoppe, Vitamin World and Cardinal Health,” said Jeff Fernandez, VP of Sales for NPI. “It was exciting to see the excellent reception our brands received from these retail powerhouses.”

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Herbal Supplement To Aid Arthritis Sufferer’s

Jul 3
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Herbal Supplement To Aid Arthritis Sufferer’s

There is some potentially positive news for people who suffer from arthritis. Latest research has claimed that a herbal remedy made from rose-hip could eradicate the dreadful pain people who have arthritis feel. Unlike many other potential solutions there are reportedly no known side-effects to this latest treatment. Read the rest of this entry »

Endangered whales are dying off in Alaska, and scientists are racing to

Jun 25
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Endangered whales are dying off in Alaska, and scientists are racing to
[Record numbers of starving baby sea lions continue to wash ashore in California] … And days ago, NOAA representatives announced that the largest West Coast toxic algae bloom in over a decade was closing fisheries from California to Washington.
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Mozambique rises from the ashes
Lying within Mozambique's first marine protected area, established in 1971, Benguerra is spectacular for diving and snorkelling, with pristine coral gardens and more than 300 species of sea creature, from yellow-backed fusiliers and parrotfish to manta …

Beware of Algae
In 2007, as drought plagued much of the country, the Minnesota lake region alone saw as many as 40 cases of canine algae poisoning, and at least four deaths. … One major clue: suspicious dog deaths at a lake tainted with BGA that drains to the sea.
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World Oceans Day 2015

Jun 21
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World Oceans Day 2015
Tiny marine plants called phytoplankton release half of all oxygen in the atmosphere through photosynthesis. The oceans account for 96 percent of all the water on the surface of the Earth, the remainder being freshwater, in the form of rivers, lakes …
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Mote Marine advances red tide research
Mote marine also utilizes their slocum robotic gliders, which can carry various instruments in water. One instrument in particular is called the optical phytoplankton detector, OPD, which can detect red tide. Once it does, it will stick it's tail out …
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