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Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007289-015
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0728-9
... Got algae? Riffing of the successful Got milk? advertising campaign, a T- shirt for sale at the National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota situates algae as part of a healthy national bioeconomy in which marine biotechnolo- gies play an increasingly prominent role (National Bioeconomy...
Series: The World Readers
Published: 17 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007456-034
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0745-6
..., 1998 was the hottest year in the last six centuries and 1998 was the worst year for coral. The most obvious sign that coral is sick is coral bleach- ing. That is when either the algae inside die, or the algae leave the coral. The algae are what give coral its color, so without the algae the coral has...
Series: The World Readers
Published: 17 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007456-106
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0745-6
... or grass to nourish, so algae eats it, and grows, and eats more, and grows more, until green clouds form underwater, called algae blooms. This slimy biomass absorbs oxygen from its watery environment, leaving none for fish, shellfish, and multicelled plant life, which then die en masse. The undersea des...
Series: The World Readers
Published: 17 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007456-108
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0745-6
... of research studies on marine ecosystem health, and in particular key studies conducted Many slimy species are proliferating in the Ocean s benthic zone, blanketing the sea - floor. Sprawling, dense, phlegmy biomasses of tunicates and algae destroy the habitats of fish and shellfish, overwhelming coral reefs...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007289-018
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0728-9
..., 262, 270, 321. See also biopolitics; Foucault and Agamben, Giorgio, 244, 246 49, 271n4 agents of sovereignty, 229 31 agnotology, 6 7 Alaimo, Stacy, 7, 49 50, 59, 60n2 algae biotechnology: bioeconomy and, 278 79; characterization of, 279 80; future of, 289 90; omega-3 fatty acids and, 275 76, 283 87...
Series: The World Readers
Published: 17 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007456-087
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0745-6
... seriously affected areas so far include a mass of water near the coast of California that is being called the Blob, which is four degrees warmer 464 The Endangered Ocean on the Fahrenheit scale than the rest of the Pacific Ocean. Warm seawater leads to explosions in the algae population called blooms, which...
Series: The World Readers
Published: 17 January 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0745-6
.... The most seriously affected areas so far include a mass of water near the coast of California that is being called the Blob, which is four degrees warmer 464 The Endangered Ocean on the Fahrenheit scale than the rest of the Pacific Ocean. Warm seawater leads to explosions in the algae population called...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007289-014
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0728-9
... syn- chronize their glow to a twenty- four- hour light and dark cycle (see figure 13.2). Photosynthesizing cyanobacteria (blue- green algae), however, can divide as rapidly as every five to six hours, and yet they, too, regulate their life- sustaining functions according to a daily light and dark...
Series: The World Readers
Published: 17 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007456-012
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0745-6
..., resulting in periodic deposits that enveloped and pre- served the organisms living there. The presence of fossilized algae implies sunlight must have penetrated to the base of the Escarpment. As in today s marine environments, algae at the base of the food chain would have pro- vided food for many other...
Series: The World Readers
Published: 17 January 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0745-6
Series: The World Readers
Published: 17 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007456-029
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0745-6
Series: The World Readers
Published: 17 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007456-109
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0745-6
... approximately a million species, including fish, crabs, molluscs, sponges and algae. Many of the world s coral reefs are already barren or in a state of constant decline. Who turned the wonderworld of the seas into underwater cemeteries bereft of colour and life? This phenomenon is due largely to pollution...
Series: Writing Matters!
Published: 10 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012290-056
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1229-0
... evolution not always as a structure manifested in straight lines, in lineages of de- scent, but in a patterning more akin to the shape of algae or fungal webs. Lilith is saved by the Oankali aliens. However, she has not only to learn to coex- ist with other species, but in order to survive, to mate...
Series: Elements
Published: 28 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007548-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0754-8
... (plates 6 8).11 Photo documentation from Taylor s website reveals whole colonies of colorful organisms that have occluded what were once human forms. These multi- species colonies including spiny urchins, bright pink tunicates, purple sea fans, fire coral, schools of striped fish, and algae suggest...
Series: The World Readers
Published: 17 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007456-104
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0745-6
.... The Biological Impacts Ocean acidification is expected to impact ocean species to varying degrees. Photosynthetic algae and seagrasses may benefit from higher CO2 conditions in the ocean, as they require CO2 to live just like plants on land. On the other hand, studies have shown that a more acidic environment...
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By Eric Paul Roorda
Series: The World Readers
Published: 17 January 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0745-6
.... The most seriously affected areas so far include a mass of water near the coast of California that is being called the Blob, which is four degrees warmer 464 The Endangered Ocean on the Fahrenheit scale than the rest of the Pacific Ocean. Warm seawater leads to explosions in the algae population called...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007289-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0728-9
...), biopharmaceutical production (Helmreich 2009), wind and wave en- ergy (Stefan Helmreich, this volume), dredging sand to create land for real es- tate and state expansion ( Jennifer L. Gaynor, this volume), and the cultivation of algae biofuels (Amy Braun, this volume). Across these diverse sectors, ocean...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007289-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0728-9
..., fresher water (Barber et al. 2015). Far from being a unidimensional cover that closes the surface of from the atmosphere above, the ice edge is a site for inter- action among numerous species of algae and larger fauna, such as seabirds, fish, and marine mammals. Algal communities in par tic u lar...
Series: The World Readers
Published: 17 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007456-103
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0745-6
... seriously affected areas so far include a mass of water near the coast of California that is being called the Blob, which is four degrees warmer 464 The Endangered Ocean on the Fahrenheit scale than the rest of the Pacific Ocean. Warm seawater leads to explosions in the algae population called blooms, which...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007289-017
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0728-9
... of the unpredictable relationship between the [bird] and its bodyguard, and between them and us (2004, n.p Less visually charismatic perhaps, ma- rine algal biotechnologies are also the site for unpredictable relations, as Amy Braun argues in Got Algae Putting Marine Life to Work for Sustainability, explaining...