Seaweed may be the root of the damaging algae bloom problem happening in some states, but scientists are realizing its untapped potential as a source of food and fuel for the future, new research describes.
"Giant" tridacnid clams and their algae lodgers are a prime example of natural partnership at its best. New research has revealed that not only does this clam let photosynthetic algae take up residence in the flaps of its shell, but it actually helps redirect sunlight so that its tenants get their daily dose of energy.
Tropical rabbitfish are devastating algal forests in the Mediterranean Sea, and as the climate continues to warm, they can potentially threaten the region's entire ecosystem, according to new research.
Researcher studying cyanobacteria in hot springs have discovered that the potentially harmful algae can live in near-darkness, absorbing far-red light and converting it into energy while releasing oxygen. This is a major step forward towards better understanding the harmful algae blooms (HABs) that are occurring in Lake Erie and other lakes worldwide.
NASA experts at the Glenn Research Center (GRC) are using technology intended for Mars exploration to take a closer look at the Lake Erie algal bloom. That's the very same bloom that ruined water supplies in the Ohio area, causing the state's governor to declare a state of emergency in some counties.
Thousands-upon-thousands of people have been left without water in the city of Toledo, Ohio after local officials discovered an extremely high amount of algae-born toxins in local supplies. The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department warns that citizens should not even drink treated or boiled water, as it will not eliminate the toxins.
A "Red Tide" of harmful algae has been identified just off Florida's west coast in the Gulf of Mexico. Officials say that it is likely behind the large number of fish and sea turtle deaths recently reported by fishermen and beachgoers.
Toxic algae blooms are to return to western Lake Erie this summer, threatening marine life and humans wading in these waters, according to predictions by the NOAA released Thursday.
Using a certain type of "transgender" green algae, scientists have discovered the genetic origin of male and female sexes, showing how they evolved from a more primitive mating system into a single-celled relative.
Brought on by climate change, toxic blue-green algae are expected to return to Ohio's Lake Erie this summer, according to recent research.
Dangerous blue-green algae has been found in nearly 100 lakes and ponds in upstate New York, prompting Senator Charles Schumer to ask that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help his state battle the potentially toxic blooms.