Tag: algae

A Bright Future for Our Oceans? – AMNH SciCafe

A Bright Future for Our Oceans? – AMNH SciCafe

By Micah Moen 17 Comments November 29, 2019

>>JEREMY JACKSON: Good evening, everybody. I want to do something slightly different tonight. I want to talk about how the oceans have changed in the 55 to 60 years that I’ve been looking at the oceans as a scientist, and it’s a kind of a personal story, a metamorphosis from being a young kid who […]

Algal Chemical Ecology – Trailer

Algal Chemical Ecology – Trailer

By Micah Moen 0 Comment November 15, 2019

I’m Professor Bernardo Da Gama. I work basically in the field of algal chemical ecology and biofouling as well When one thinks about macroalgae, thinks that they are very still organisms that basically stand attached to the bottom and basically do nothing but actually this is not true. What happens is actually a chemical war […]

Ice and fire: How burning forests can help melt ice sheets

Ice and fire: How burning forests can help melt ice sheets

By Micah Moen 8 Comments November 12, 2019

On the western edge of the Greenland ice sheet there’s a stretch of dirty grey ice known as the dark zone 400km long and 100km wide this dark zone is melting somewhere between double and ten times the rate of the white ice around it For a while, scientists thought it was a frozen relic […]

What If Ocean Water Lost Its Salt

What If Ocean Water Lost Its Salt

By Micah Moen 100 Comments October 27, 2019

3.8 billion gallons – that’s how much water people drink around the world every day. It might sound like an entire ocean, but it only counts for about ½ of 1% of the water on Earth… And we’re running low! So what if, we had entire oceans of fresh water instead of the undrinkable salty […]

9 NASA Technologies Shaping YOUR Future | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios

9 NASA Technologies Shaping YOUR Future | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios

By Micah Moen 100 Comments September 2, 2019

If you were born in the US after the mid 1990s, you most likely ingested a spinoff of NASA technology. Surprised? NASA spinoffs are everywhere. Ready? Let’s see how many of these you’ve heard of before. Problem– say you’re an astronaut working outside the ISS using a wrench for hours at a time while wearing […]

Branwen Williams: Climate Change in the Arctic | Explorer Academy: The Truth Behind

Branwen Williams: Climate Change in the Arctic | Explorer Academy: The Truth Behind

By Micah Moen 0 Comment September 2, 2019

at the top of the world scientists are on a hunt for a one-of-a-kind time capsule I decide to study the ocean because I fell in love with it when when Williams is an environmental scientist she hopes to uncover what our oceans were like long ago we don’t know a lot about the ocean […]

What Are Coral Reefs And What’s Their Purpose?

What Are Coral Reefs And What’s Their Purpose?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 24, 2019

Coral reefs are like the rainforests of the sea, and like those here on land, they’re being destroyed. But why should you care? Howdy friends under the sea, Trace here for DNews. When you picture coral you probably see it like THIS[a] right? But coral aren’t just colorful rocks. Tiny living things live in there. […]

Understanding, Predicting, and Tracking Harmful Algal Blooms: The Current Webinar 40

Understanding, Predicting, and Tracking Harmful Algal Blooms: The Current Webinar 40

By Micah Moen 1 Comment August 21, 2019

Hello everyone, why don’t we go ahead and get started. This is Rebecca Power and I would love to welcome you to the Current, the North Central Region Water Network speed networking webinar series. I am joining you from the University of Wisconsin and I will be your moderator for the day. Since some of […]

How to Grow Coralline Algae In Your Aquarium: The Simple Truth

How to Grow Coralline Algae In Your Aquarium: The Simple Truth

By Micah Moen 33 Comments August 18, 2019

(lively music) – Hello, and thanks for tuning in. Growing coralline algae is one of the most discussed topics among reef aquarist. When you look online, you’ll find dozens of secret formulas, special techniques, tricks and tips for getting coralline algae to grow in a reef tank. A lot of aquarist try one method after […]

The Sex Lives of Nonvascular Plants: Alternation of Generations – Crash Course Biology #36

The Sex Lives of Nonvascular Plants: Alternation of Generations – Crash Course Biology #36

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 14, 2019

Plants! You’re familiar with their work: They turn all that carbon dioxide that we don’t want into the oxygen we do want, they’re all around us, and they’ve been around for a lot longer than animals. The plants that we see today probably evolved from a single species of algae that noodged itself onshore about […]