Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Scientists Reveal Alien-Like Parasite that Might Stem Red Tide Algae

Discovery News reports (24 November 2008):
“For the first time ever, marine biologists have tracked the control of red tides to a virulent parasite with a gruesome lifestyle not entirely unlike those in the movie "Aliens."

It's powerful new evidence that toxic red tides seen in coastal waters can be controlled by more than just other microscopic beasties eating them.”

This might be good news for the Fujairah waters that have been plagued in recent weeks by red tide algae.

More Detail:
Larry O’Hanlon, Red Tides Stemmed by ‘Alien’-Like Parasite, Discovery News, 24 November 2008.

Update on Fujairah
Check out one 26 November Red Tide Update.

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: “Toxic red tides seen in coastal waters…” (Photo courtesy of DN at above link)

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