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CDC to Track Algal Blooms
Bob Grant | Jun 23, 2016
The federal agency launches a new system to collect nationwide data on outbreaks of harmful algae and associated health problems.
Algal Toxin Hurts Sea Lion Memory
Kerry Grens | Dec 16, 2015
Results could explain why the marine mammals have been stranding on the West coast in record numbers.
Complexities of Carbon Lowering
Joe Turner | Dec 2, 2014
Iron fertilization might be less efficient at storing carbon in the deep ocean than previously reported.
Viral Demise of an Algal Bloom
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 21, 2014
Marine viruses may be key players in the death of massive algal blooms that emerge in the ocean, a study shows.
Toledo Water Back On After Toxic Scare
Bob Grant | Aug 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.
Rock Snot Explained
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.
Chris Palmer | Dec 1, 2013
Turbulence interacts with the stabilizing efforts of motile phytoplankton to create small-scale patches of toxic, bloom-forming organisms.
Science on Ice
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 2, 2013
Meet the research team that uncovered an algal bloom churning in freezing Arctic waters.
Lowering Carbon with Algae
Hayley Dunning | Jul 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.
A Greener Arctic
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 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.