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Have scientists discovered reason for baby right whale deaths?

From 2005 until 2014, the massive die-off of baby right whales off Argentina's Patagonian coast had experts puzzled. While several causative events were suggested, scientists now think they have found the culprit, and it may be toxic algae.

Oregon authorities warn of toxic algae in Willamette River

Portland - After a blue-green film was discovered on the surface of the Willamette River earlier this past week, health officials in Oregon have now confirmed the culprit to be Microcystis aeruginosa, a toxic algae dangerous to humans and animals.

Warming climate is helping to spread toxic algae on Lake Erie

Toledo - A warming climate, coupled with questionable soil management practices, has created ideal conditions for an explosion of toxic blue-green algae growth on Lake Erie. Alarm sirens blare as government officials work to find a solution to the algae problem.

Project underway to create plastics from algae

A new type of bioplastic could be produced from algae. Technologists are considering whether such a plastic can be manufactured on an industrial scale.

Op-Ed: Freeloading social algae and plants that eat other plants

Sydney - Algae are plants. You could be forgiven for thinking otherwise when you see what the Golden Algae are capable of doing. This species has developed a range of toxic and non-toxic members. They also hunt prey and have an interesting social life.

Orlando residents sickened by blue green algae bloom

Orlando - Officials in the Lake Buchanan area of Orlando, Florida are investigating whether a potentially toxic algae bloom is making residents in the area sick.

Toxic algae spreading through ocean and coastal food chains

A new report indicates that toxic algae are spreading through the ocean environment in both coastal and open ocean waters. That's not good news for the fisheries industry, because these algae spread contamination through the whole food chain.

Toxic Algae Sickens, Strands Marine Mammals on Southland Beaches

Scientists believe the approximately 20 marine mammals -- sea lions and dolphins -- and birds that have washed ashore along the California coast have been sickened by eating fish that feeds on toxic algae.
 

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Lake Erie algae bloom  August  2011. Along the southeast Lake Erie shore of Pelee Island  Ontario  C...
Lake Erie algae bloom, August, 2011. Along the southeast Lake Erie shore of Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada.
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Algae found floating in Orlando  Florida s Lake Buchanan.
Algae found floating in Orlando, Florida's Lake Buchanan.
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The opening of the dungeness crab season has been delayed in California. Above: A very large dungene...
The opening of the dungeness crab season has been delayed in California. Above: A very large dungeness crab.
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Toxic algae forms on the surface of a pond
Toxic algae forms on the surface of a pond
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The southern right whales come every winter to give birth and raise their calves at Peninsula Valdes...
The southern right whales come every winter to give birth and raise their calves at Peninsula Valdes on the Atlantic coast of Patagonia, Argentina.
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Raphael Kudela  the Lynn Professor of Ocean Health at UC Santa Cruz  leads a team of researchers stu...
Raphael Kudela, the Lynn Professor of Ocean Health at UC Santa Cruz, leads a team of researchers studying the unprecedented bloom of toxic algae along the west coast in 2015.
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