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Hurricane Nicole sheds light on how storms impact deep ocean

(Marine Biological Laboratory) 2016’s Hurricane Nicole had a significant effect on the ocean’s carbon cycle and deep sea ecosystems, reports a team from the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, and the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences.

Mississippi Beaches Have Been Vacant for Two Months As a Toxic Algae Bloom Lurks Offshore

An algal bloom in the Gulf is devastating coastal businesses. Ship Island Excursions has survived hurricanes, global recessions, a world war, and a host of economic challenges since the ferry company began taking passengers to the barrier islands that dot…

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Kilauea lava fuels phytoplankton bloom off Hawai’i Island

When Kilauea Volcano erupted in 2018, it injected millions of cubic feet of molten lava into the nutrient-poor waters off the Big Island of Hawai’i. The lava-impacted seawater contained high concentrations of nutrients that stimulated phytoplankton growth, resulting in an extensive plume of microbes that was detectable by satellite.

Guest blog – Grassland management (1) by Paul Sterry

Paul Sterry has an academic background in freshwater biology and is a passionate conservationist. He has been writing about natural history and photographing wildlife for the last 40 years, with an emphasis on the British scene. Looking back through the…

Daisies that close at night have camouflaged petals to protect them from herbivores

(British Ecological Society) Species of daisy that close their flowers at night, produce colour in their exposed lower petals that makes them harder to spot for herbivores, reducing herbivory rates of flowers. The findings are presented in the British Ecological Society journal Functional Ecology.

Bacteria feeding on Arctic algae blooms can seed clouds

(American Geophysical Union) New research finds Arctic Ocean currents and storms are moving bacteria from ocean algae blooms into the atmosphere where the particles help clouds form. These particles, which are biological in origin, can affect weather patterns throughout the world, according to the new study in the AGU journal Geophysical Research Letters.

The Real Reason Celebs Behave Hypocritically On Climate Change

British Royal couple Prince Harry and Princess Meghan Markle triggered widespread outrage recently after lecturing the world about climate change while flying around the world in private jets. “With nearly 7.7 billion people inhabiting this Earth, every choice, every footprint,…