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CDC to Track Algal Blooms

By Bob Grant | June 23, 2016

The federal agency launches a new system to collect nationwide data on outbreaks of harmful algae and associated health problems.


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Algal Toxin Hurts Sea Lion Memory

By Kerry Grens | December 16, 2015

Results could explain why the marine mammals have been stranding on the West coast in record numbers.


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Complexities of Carbon Lowering

By Joe Turner | December 2, 2014

Iron fertilization might be less efficient at storing carbon in the deep ocean than previously reported.


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Viral Demise of an Algal Bloom

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 21, 2014

Marine viruses may be key players in the death of massive algal blooms that emerge in the ocean, a study shows.


image: Toledo Water Back On After Toxic Scare

Toledo Water Back On After Toxic Scare

By Bob Grant | August 5, 2014

Citizens of Ohio’s fourth-largest city can drink from the tap again, but the root causes of the Lake Erie algal blooms that shut off the flow for two days remain.


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Rock Snot Explained

By Bob Grant | May 8, 2014

An increasingly common algal growth, found in rivers the world over, is caused by changing environmental conditions, not accidental introductions.

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Patchy Plankton

By Chris Palmer | December 1, 2013

Turbulence interacts with the stabilizing efforts of motile phytoplankton to create small-scale patches of toxic, bloom-forming organisms.

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Science on Ice

By Cristina Luiggi | January 2, 2013

Meet the research team that uncovered an algal bloom churning in freezing Arctic waters.


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Lowering Carbon with Algae

By Hayley Dunning | July 18, 2012

Spawning algal blooms by fertilizing the Southern Ocean with iron could help sink atmospheric carbon to the deep ocean—and maybe slow the course of climate change.


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A Greener Arctic

By Edyta Zielinska | June 11, 2012

Algal blooms are appearing under the ice in the Arctic Ocean in areas thought to receive too little light to support photosynthetic life.


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