October 19th, 2009 by Marc AuMarc

Here’s a pretty awesome video of coral gardening which include some time lapse shots of coral as it grows. I saw this on the blog Deep-Sea News, which I highly recommend for their “salty blogging.” Also check out our previous post about artificial reefs.

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October 13th, 2009 by Marc AuMarc

Giant globs of mucus-like gunk called mucilages are on the rise. Formerly a summer phenomenon in the Mediterranean, rising temperatures have resulted in mucilages forming in winter and lasting for months. They can be up to 124 miles long. Made mostly of dead matter, they can harbor bacteria and viruses and pose a risk to swimmers. For more info, see National Geographic.