An upside to toxic algae blooms?

Jack Perry reports for the (Rhode Island) Providence Journal that Matthew Bertin, an assistant professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences at University of Rhode Island (URI), is working with biotech firm Biosortia Pharmaceuticals Inc., headquartered in San Diego, to study the chemicals produced…

Warning of toxic algae blooms before they develop

The Fish Site reports on a new study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, demonstrating that automated monitoring systems that identify “regime shifts” – such as rapid growth of algae and then depletion of oxygen in the water – can successfully predict full-scale algae blooms…