The macroalga giant kelp, which is an iconic and important ecosystem-structuring species found off the coast of California and many other coastlines, can grow 100-feet long within 1-2 years. Now, researchers using novel remote sensing observations have found that different factors may bear on the spatial growth dynamics of the Macrocystis pyrifera kelp, which is the largest species of algae in the world.Read More
The process, known as clay flocculation, involves spraying a mixture of clay particles and seawater onto the red tide algae.
To keep a close eye on harmful algal blooms, shellfish farmers are relying on a WHOI-developed camera system that spies on toxic species below the surface and sends alerts when they’re present.Read More
Accounts of harmful algal growths have increased over time. So has monitoring, however, making it difficult to tell whether the rise in observations is simply because there is greater awareness of their occurence or if it truly represents a growing ocean threat.
Rose Masui, NOAA’s Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Kachemak Bay, AK Sponsored by: NOAA & Woods Hole Sea Grant…Read More
“We have many parts of the country with huge coastlines like Maine and California and we’re finding it really difficult to monitor for multiple toxins threatening people and ecosystems,” said Don Anderson, a senior scientist at WHOI and a principal investigator at the Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health.
Ananya Mallik, University of Arizona Sponsored by: MC&G Department This will be held virtually. Join Zoom Meeting https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/94707997779 Meeting ID:…Read More