A small brown crustacean with white spots on it moving on a red branch.
Seaweed Has Its Own Matchmakers: Small Crustaceans
A species that transports the spermatia of red algae is the first known instance of an animal facilitating fertilization in this ancient photosynthetic lineage.
Seaweed Has Its Own Matchmakers: Small Crustaceans
Seaweed Has Its Own Matchmakers: Small Crustaceans

A species that transports the spermatia of red algae is the first known instance of an animal facilitating fertilization in this ancient photosynthetic lineage.

A species that transports the spermatia of red algae is the first known instance of an animal facilitating fertilization in this ancient photosynthetic lineage.

red algae
A scanning electron micrograph of the picozoan Picomonas judraskeda
Picozoans Are Algae After All: Study
Christie Wilcox | May 6, 2021 | 5 min read
Phylogenomics data place the enigmatic plankton in the middle of the algal family tree, despite their apparent lack of plastids—an organelle characteristic of all other algae.
Newly discovered protist is a close relative of red algae
Image Of The Day: Predatory Protists
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 19, 2019 | 1 min read
The protist Rhodelphis limneticus bears little resemblance to its close genetic relative, red algae.
Toxic Red Tide Kills Countless Fish as It Moves Up Florida’s Coast
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 10, 2018 | 2 min read
Officials in one county are running operations to clean up the rotting fish.
Florida Is Having a 10-Month Streak of Toxic Red Tide
Diana Kwon | Aug 10, 2018 | 4 min read
Can clay particles, ozone, or phages stop the algae bloom that is killing wildlife and posing a health risk to humans?
Image of the Day: Age-Old Algae
The Scientist Staff | Mar 14, 2017 | 1 min read
This 1.6 billion-year-old fossil, which resembles red algae, is the oldest plant-like fossil ever found.
Algae Get Help to Go to Extremes
Sabrina Richards | Mar 7, 2013 | 3 min read
A red alga appears to have adapted to extremely hot, acidic environments by collecting genes from bacteria and archaea.