The Mexico-sized algae bloom is reportedly caused by the algae bloom in the Gulf of Oman, which occurs twice a year.
From Florida to Tasmania, toxic algal blooms have caused environmental and economic problems this year. Now, start-up company Bloom has devised a way to transform these deadly algae to a flexible foam, a plastic alternative that could prove useful in different applications.
Toxins from algal blooms in the Chesapeake Bay may affect human and marine species' health.
Summer is upon us, and that means one frightening truth for those living around the Great Lakes; soon, their water will start turning disturbing greens, browns, and reds. Soon, signs will start appearing at your favorite watering holes that advise against swimming. And for Lake Erie, the worst harmful algae bloom (HAB) ever measured might be right around the corner.
A toxic algae bloom is spreading along the West Coast, and it may be the largest one scientists have ever seen.
Researchers who annually measure the oxygen deprived "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico have recently found that this year it is nearly as large as the state of Connecticut. That's three times larger than an anticipated 2015 target size.