News tagged with blooms

Algae declines in the water off Sydney

(Phys.org) —One of the longest time-series of phytoplankton (microalgae) data in the Southern Hemisphere has revealed that phytoplankton are declining in the waters off Sydney.

dateMar 10, 2014 in Environment
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Distinctive body type aids long life and predation

Jellyfish (Cnidarian medusa) have unique body plans that violate a universal law of biology and facilitate their longevity and their propensity to form blooms, according to an international study involving ...

dateFeb 10, 2014 in Ecology
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Prawn restocking program put to the test

Researchers from Murdoch University, led by Professor Neil Loneragan and Dr James Tweedley, have joined the latest effort to boost prawn populations in the Swan-Canning estuary.

dateFeb 06, 2014 in Ecology
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Is the salmon louse coming to my facility?

Researchers have now developed a detailed chart of marine currents along the coast of Nordland. This knowledge will help the industry to be better prepared to deal with fish diseases, shipwrecks, pollution ...

dateJan 29, 2014 in Ecology
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Unraveling jellyfish metamorphosis

How does one genome create two completely different body plans in one animal? This was the question Konstantin Khalturin was attempting to answer when he began working on jellyfish. The fascinating story ...

dateJan 27, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Learning from algae sex

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) are delving into the mysterious world of algae to find better ways to put these organisms to use.

dateNov 06, 2013 in Biotechnology
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