Tag Archives: Algae Bloom

Rising Ocean Acidity: ‘The Carbon Problem’

Bunaken Island: Rising water temperatures, sea levels and acidity are threatening to destroy the vast region of southeast Asia known as the Coral Triangle, also called the ocean’s answer to the Amazon rainforest. What happens if there’s no more “shell”

Ocean Growing Acidic Faster Than Once Thought

Dead mussels as well as live mussels with open, eroded shells are possible symptoms of stress from declining ocean pH and increasing acidity. Credit: C.A. Pfister, University of Chicago. University of Chicago scientists have documented that the ocean is growing

Red Tide Hits The Philippines

A red tide ban remains hoisted over four coastal areas in the country, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said on Wednesday. In a press statement, BFAR director Malcolm Sarmiento, Jr. said a shellfish ban remains imposed in

Red Tide Hits Fujairah And Kalba Shores

FUJAIRAH – Red tide has been lashing Fujairah and Kalba shores in the eastern coastline since Sunday, spreading foul smell though no dead fishes have been spotted. Fishermen and people fear of the phenomenon, which was also reported in Dibba

Global Warming Turns Sea Into Acid Bath

Increasing carbon dioxide emissions could leave species such as coral and sea urchins struggling to survive by the end of the century because they are making the oceans more acidic, research led by British scientists suggests. The study of how

Poisonous algae bloom threatens giant Chinese lake

A pollution-linked algae bloom has reappeared in China’s third-largest lake, prompting renewed fears for the drinking water supplies of millions of residents, state press said Tuesday. Taihu Lake in eastern China has seen a re-emergence of algae growth that last

Toxic Red Tide Blamed For Deaths Of Seabirds

A Toxic Red Tide algae bloom in Southern California coastal waters has produced record levels of a toxic acid, scientists have reported. The chemical has been blamed in the deaths of numerous marine mammals and seabirds in recent months. Measurements

Seafood alert as red tide hits China

A huge toxic “red tide” has spread out across the waters off southern China, contaminating seafood and posing a health risk for swimmers, state media reported Thursday. The algae bloom, which sucks the oxygen out of the water and kills

Red Tide Toxins Leave Beachgoers Breathless

The ecological phenomenon, known as Florida red tide, can be harmful for people with asthma. Florida red tides, an annual event in areas along the Gulf of Mexico, are blooms of the ocean organism, Karenia brevis. New research reported in