How to Start Foraging for Vegetables in the Sea
Food costs in the U.S. are rising at the fastest rate in two decades, creating incentives to find new and unconventional ways of sourcing meals. While summer may be peak gardening season, for foragers, the approach of fall—and with it, peak mushroom season—marks a time of plenty. Good wild eats, however, aren’t just limited to those near the forests. If you’re in a coastal state and heading to the beach for one last summer swim, there may still be time to indulge in one of the most underrated native foods in your area: sea vegetables. Looking to the ocean to beef up your grocery haul might not so...
Source: TIME: Health - September 6, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Haley Weiss Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

One Man ’ s Quest to Heal the Oceans —And Maybe Save the World
Enric Sala—marine ecologist, conservationist, and ocean advocate—is standing under a life-size replica of a Northern Atlantic Right Whale at the natural history museum in Washington, D.C., and the air outside is smudged with wildfire smoke drifting down from Canada. It’s not surprising that Sala wants to talk about the smoke, or about whales. Their poop, however, is an unexpected twist. According to Sala, whale excrement, or, more precisely, the lack of it, has a role to play in the choking miasma that has forced my interview with one of the world’s foremost ocean explorers indoors instead of out on...
Source: TIME: Science - August 24, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized climate change healthscienceclimate TIME 2030 Source Type: news

The breathtaking world of kelp diving
A quest for shark encounters in Cape Town leads to a wonder world – and conservation lessons – below the surface#capetown (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 19, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Sargassum Bloom Is Hitting Florida: What to Know About the Seaweed Mass
Sargassum, a type of large brown algae, floats like rafts in the ocean and starts to decay on beaches under the hot sun. Large chunks of brownish seaweed are washing up on the Florida coast. They are part of a giant seaweed mass floating in the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the mass, known as the great…#sargassum #florida #atlanticocean #atlantic #caribbeansea #gulfcoast #mississippi #mexico #yucatánpeninsula (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 3, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sea stars able to consume kelp-eating urchins fast enough to protect kelp forests, research shows
A research team including U.S. National Science Foundation-supported scientists at Oregon State University has provided the first evidence that a species of endangered sea star protects kelp forests along North America ' s Pacific coast by preying on … (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 22, 2023 Category: Science Authors: NSF Source Type: news

Date butter, vegan tuna and kelp are the predicted foods trends for 2023
Seaweed made into tuna and soy sauce, dates mashed into a butter and avocado oil mayo are some of the predicted food trends of 2023. But are they really that healthy? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ocean geoengineering scheme aces its first field test
The balmy, shallow waters of Apalachicola Bay, off Florida’s panhandle, supply about 10% of U.S. oysters. But the industry has declined in recent years, in part because the bay is warming and its waters are acidifying because of rising carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) levels. Things got so bad that in 2020, the state banned oyster harvesting for 5 years. Soon afterward, state officials encouraged climate scientists to perform an unusual experiment to see whether they could reverse the changes in the water. In May, at an Apalachicola estuary, the researchers injected some 2000 liters of seawater enriched with lime, ...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 16, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

How to communicate scientific uncertainty: A Lifeology and Cochrane collaboration
Sometimes science communicators avoid talking about uncertainty in scientific findings …but they shouldn ' t! What are some ways you can approach communicating about scientific uncertainty?   Explore this and get an introduction with this free course.Science is complicated and inherently uncertain – it’s hard for scientists and researchers to know how to talk with diverse audiences about this. We are excited for the launch of ‘How to communicate scientific uncertainty’ – a free resource directed at communication professionals and scientists and researchers sharing their work.Lifeology’s tagline is ‘The pla...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 26, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Meet the Algae That Went from Male/Female to Hermaphroditic
A study suggests that several species of brown algae may have independently evolved to express both sexes simultaneously, and it’s likely that female algae evolved male traits—not the other way around. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 1, 2022 Category: Science Tags: The Literature Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Destruction and recovery of kelp forests driven by changes in sea urchin behavior
A dramatic outbreak of kelp-eating purple sea urchins along the Central Coast of California in 2014, leading to a significant reduction in the region ' s kelp forests, was driven primarily by the emergence of sea urchins from their hiding places rather … (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - July 25, 2022 Category: Science Authors: NSF Source Type: news

Kelp is on the way: Why we should all be eating seaweed
When most of us read the words "plant-based diet," we tend to think of foods such as kale salads and grain bowls or trendy meat replacement brands. But there's one nonmeat option that's gaining traction as the newest superfood: seaweed. (Source: - Health)
Source: - Health - July 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Inspiring to see’: scientists show how forests of kelp can potentially be brought back to life
Tasmania ’s giant kelp has all but vanished, but worldwide restoration efforts provide hope the precious habitats can be rejuvenatedGet ourfree news app,morning email briefing anddaily news podcastThe thick underwater forests off Tasmania ’s east coast used to be so dense they were marked as shipping hazards on nautical charts. Thriving stands of giant kelp, which grows up to 40 metres high, once provided habitat for fur seals, seahorses, weedy sea dragons, rock lobsters, abalone and fish.Since the 1960s, Tasmania ’s giant kelp has all but vanished. Despite the rapid speed at which the brown algae grows – up to hal...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 16, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Donna Lu Tags: Marine life Tasmania Australia news Environment Wildlife Source Type: news

Towards balance assessment using Openpose - Li B, Williamson J, Kelp N, Dick T, Bo APL.
The ability to assess balance is essential to determine a patients ability to mitigate any risk of falling. While current assessment tools exist, they either have limitations in that there is no quantitative data recorded, or that they are impractical for ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Op-Ed: Send in the sea otters to help save California's North Coast
Kelp forests north of the Golden Gate are in dire shape. The return of the sea otter could help bring them back to life. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 8, 2021 Category: Science Authors: David Helvarg Source Type: news