Stuck in a rut: Ocean acidification locks algal communities in a simplified state

IMAGE: Image photo of algal communities view more  Credit: University of Tsukuba Tsukuba, Japan – Out with the old, in with the new, as the New Year’s saying goes, but not where the marine environment is concerned. Researchers from Japan have discovered that ocean acidification keeps algal communities locked in a simplified state of low biodiversity. […]

Ocean acidification locks algal communities in a simplified state — ScienceDaily

Out with the old, in with the new, as the New Year’s saying goes, but not where the marine environment is concerned. Researchers from Japan have discovered that ocean acidification keeps algal communities locked in a simplified state of low biodiversity. In a study published on 11th January 2021 in Global Change Biology, researchers from […]

Ocean heatwave has triggered new toxic algal blooms on the US west coast

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Fishermen, swimmers and seafood enthusiasts may already know the dangers of “red tides,” but a recent study in Frontiers in Climate shows that climate change is increasing the frequency of one type of highly toxic algal bloom off the US west coast. These algae produce a neurotoxin—called domoic acid—that causes severe […]

Princeton scientists discover a motif that guides assembly of the algal pyrenoid

IMAGE: Princeton researchers led by Moritz Meyer and Martin Jonikas have discovered that the algal pyrenoid, which concentrates carbon dioxide for the enzyme Rubisco, self-assembles through interactions between Rubisco and other… view more  Credit: Image by Meyer et al. The next time you visit a lake or the seashore, take a deep breath. As you exhale, […]

KIST addressing algal bloom in conventional water treatment facilities

IMAGE: Powder activated carbon developed by KIST researchers. view more  Credit: Korea Institue of Science and Technology(KIST) An algal bloom refers to a phenomenon in which phytoplankton including blue-green algae rapidly proliferate in summer marked by high levels of solar irradiation and water temperature. It has lately been raising concerns due increased frequency of occurrence resulting […]