Coastal Care

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‘It can kill you in seconds’: the deadly algae on Brittany’s beaches

‘It can kill you in seconds’: the deadly algae on Brittany’s beaches

For decades, potentially lethal green algae have amassed in shallow bays on Brittany’s beautiful north-western coast. Environmentalists say the blossoming of unusually large amounts of green algae are linked to nitrates in fertilisers and waste from the region’s intensive pig, poultry and dairy farming.

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Tracking Sargassum’s ocean path could help predict coastal inundation events

Tracking Sargassum’s ocean path could help predict coastal inundation events

New research explores how the Sargassum might grow while it is meandering along the currents, not just where it floats, combining both ocean physics and seaweed biology for the first time to understand the distribution patterns. Knowing could eventually help predict its arrival and impact on beaches around the world

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Scientists testing new solution to fight Florida’s toxic red tide

Scientists testing new solution to fight Florida’s toxic red tide

The state of Florida is at war with a toxic red tide. A tide that is killing marine life along the Sunshine State’s southwest coast and creating a stench. Scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota are working on a new weapon that they call an “Ozone Treatment System.

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Red tide is devastating Florida’s sea life. Are humans to blame?

Red tide is devastating Florida’s sea life. Are humans to blame?

Thousands of sea creatures now litter many of southern Florida’s typically picturesque beaches. “Anything that can leave has, and anything that couldn’t leave has died.”.

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Worst “red tide” toxic algae bloom in years killing turtles, manatees in Florida

Worst “red tide” toxic algae bloom in years killing turtles, manatees in Florida

Thousands of fish, eels and turtles are dying, sometimes as far as the eye can see, in parts of southwest Florida. Just this week, one of several lifeless manatees was pulled from the water. The suspected culprit is a toxic algae bloom known as “red tide.”

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What is a red tide?

What is a red tide?

Harmful algal blooms pop up nearly every summer, turning coastal waters red and creating problems for marine life and humans.

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Seaweed farming and its surprising benefits

Seaweed farming and its surprising benefits

Increasing numbers of fishermen, scientists, and foodies in the country are starting to look at seaweed as a promising source of food, jobs and help cleaning ocean waters.

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Heading to the beach? Get ready for thick, slimy seaweed

Heading to the beach? Get ready for thick, slimy seaweed

Thick mats of seaweed have washed up on South Florida beaches in recent weeks, creating a tangled, squishy barrier between swimmers and the ocean.

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Mysterious masses of seaweed assault Caribbean islands

Mysterious masses of seaweed assault Caribbean islands

The Caribbean is bracing for what could be the mother of all seaweed invasions, with satellite observations warning of record-setting Sargassum ​blooms and seaweed already swamping beaches.

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