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US west coast awash in millions of jellyfish-like Velella velella. Millions of jellyfish-like creatures have washed up on beaches along the US west coast over the past month, giving the shoreline a purple gleam and, at times, an unpleasant odor, ocean experts said on Thursday.

US west coast awash in millions of jellyfish-like Velella velella

Though not poisonous to most people, beachgoers should avoid the animals because their venom can cause stinging in the eyes and mouth, said Steve Rumrill, an expert at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Known as Velella velella to scientists, and more informally as “by-the-wind sailors,” the creatures regularly cluster offshore each spring. But it is unusual for so many to wash ashore at once, especially this late in the summer, he said. Bait and Black Magic: Shark Fishing Woes in Fiji. We were willing to try just about anything, including rally caps, talisman and shark dances—anything to catch a shark.

Bait and Black Magic: Shark Fishing Woes in Fiji

We scoured the horizon for bird activity. We searched seamounts and steep drop-offs. We drifted with our chum slicks into the deep blue. We hung multiple fresh, whole yellowfin tuna from our buoys, shaking our heads in disbelief when after four hours, the fish were brought onboard unscathed. China Water Pollution Photos. Dolphin-Squeak-To-English Translator Works In Real Time. For the first time ever, a device has enabled people to translate a dolphin whistle in real time.

Dolphin-Squeak-To-English Translator Works In Real Time

The dolphin's first word was "sargassum," a type of seaweed. 11/02/2014: Australian Seafood CRC to end in June 2015; Aquaculture America 2014 honours. Australian Seafood Seafood Cooperative Research Centre calls off new potential application for an extension (re-bid) of the CRC beyond June 2015.

11/02/2014: Australian Seafood CRC to end in June 2015; Aquaculture America 2014 honours

Partners to bring algae technology into next generation. Posted: February 04, 2014 Research technician in the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI), David Cardello, with student worker Mariah Patton.

partners to bring algae technology into next generation

Photo by: John McGowen A newly announced partnership between Arizona State University, Heliae and SCHOTT North America is a big step forward on the path to accelerate algae technology. The collaboration will bring Heliae’s algae production technology to ASU’s algae testbed facility. Through the partnership, SCHOTT financed a Helix photobioreactor built by Heliae and installed at ASU’s Department of Energy-funded algae testbed facility on the Polytechnic campus. The functionality dimension. Interview: Chris Ninnes, chief executive, Aquaculture Stewardship Council on the Global Salmon Initiative. International Aquafeed's Alice Neal spoke to Chris Ninnes, chief executive of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council about the organisation's involvement with the Global Salmon Initiative.

Interview: Chris Ninnes, chief executive, Aquaculture Stewardship Council on the Global Salmon Initiative

Why did you choose to get involved with the GSI? Salmon is farmed worldwide with nearly two thirds of the salmon that we eat coming from farms. Industry, government, NGOs etc need to work together if we are to reduce the impacts the sector has. It’s through cooperation that we can make a difference and have a positive impact. GSI’s commitment to significantly improving the sustainability of salmon farming mirrors ASC’s aim to transform aquaculture towards environmental sustainability and social responsibility. With around 70 percent of the global salmon farming industry pledged to meet the ASC Salmon Standard and achieve ASC certification by 2020, this amounts to a big commitment that will make a big difference. 6th Algae World Asia.

The Centre for Management Technology (CMT) is pleased to announce news of 6th Algae World Asia. 6th World Algae Asia promises to provide the latest news and advancements on algae around the world.

6th Algae World Asia

The main theme of the conference will focus on tracking the commercialisation of algal oil into chemicals, fuels, nutrition and personal care applications, with key highlights including: - Sustainable algae biofuels with cost effective harvesting methods - New developments in Glycerol production from algae - update on new EC project. Buhler. Biomin.

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IAF article: Pelleting and extrusion in aquafeed technology. There are many pelleting and extrusion options in aquafeed production and all these choice will have an effect on the end product.

IAF article: Pelleting and extrusion in aquafeed technology

Doris Du, Allance Machinery, China, gives her insight into the pelleting process. The BioMarine Resources Directory. EUREKA network at BioMarine 2013. BioMarine Business Convention preliminary programme announced. The preliminary programme for the 4th BioMarine Business Convention has been announced.

BioMarine Business Convention preliminary programme announced

Highlights include a full conference programme, thematic think tanks and a closing public plenary which includes an exclusive live interview of HSH Prince Albert II of MonacoMore information... About the eventFrom September 9-12, 2013, Halifax, Canada will welcome the 4th edition of the BioMarine Business Convention. BioMarine Resources: BioMarine Business Convention supplement in International Aquafeed magazine. Happy new year everyone.

BioMarine Resources: BioMarine Business Convention supplement in International Aquafeed magazine

I hope you all had a great 2012 and 2013 is off to a flying start. I wanted to let you know that the next issue of International Aquafeed magazine will feature a 12-page BioMarine supplement on the highlights and outcomes of the BioMarine Business Convention held in London in October 2012. It is really exciting working on such a big project and I am looking forward to sharing the results with you. BioMarine Resources: Red algae closes Bondi Beach. BioMarine Resources: Algae can break down cellulose. BioMarine Resources: BioMarine Business Convention final report online. 16/11/12: cosmetics from IMTA; altering timing of sea lice treatment aids salmon health; BioMarine report online. There has long been concern that concentrations of sea lice in BC's fish farming pens spread to wild fish stock in surrounding waters.

The researchers discovered that by changing the timing of sea lice treatments, one salmon farming region not only improved the health of their farm Atlantic salmon - the action has helped the struggling population of wild pink salmon to begin recovering. BioMarine Resources. Olmix Profile. Founded in 1995 by Hervé Balusson, Olmix Group was born at the core of Brittany, in Bréhan (Morbihan) from the will to find natural alternatives to additives used in agriculture.

Its business is specially based on the development of natural additives based on seaweeds, trace-elements and clays towards Animal and Vegetal Nutrition and Health. With its famous Amadéite®, 100% natural biomaterial, Olmix has become one of the worldwide main specialists of green tech. BioMarine profile: Pronova BioPharma. The group's first commercialised product, Omacor/Lovaza, is branded in a number of countries (57) throughout Europe, Asia and in the USA. End-user sales has grown rapidly in all international markets and the annual run rate at 31 December 2011 reached USD 1 380 million, according to IMS Health. The product is the first EU- and FDA-approved omega 3-derived prescription drug. Marketing and distribution of Pronova's key product is currently licensed to both local and global pharmaceutical companies. Algae fighters get $16 million boost.

Farm runoff fuels green algae blooms in Lake Erie that are visible in satellite images. Photo: NOAA CoastWatch Canadian officials Tuesday announced a $16 million investment to understand and control algae in the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Nutrient Initiative will focus on Lake Erie which is particularly vulnerable to toxic and nuisance algae. That’s a lot of money to address excessive phosphorus discharges from farming and sewers. Aurora Algae secures AU$2 m grant for biomass platform. Aurora Algae has secured a AU$2 million grant from the Low Emissions Energy Development (LEED) fund to advance the company’s algae-based biomass production at its demonstration facility in Karratha, Western Australia. The grant, sponsored by the Australian State Government, has been used to develop a pilot production facility that consistently produces between 12-15 metric tons of algal biomass per month, within six 4,000 square meters (one acre) ponds.

EU Limassol Declaration. Confirmed Participants. Exclusive interview with Pierre Erwes of the BioMarine Business Convention. Seahorses, Seahorse Pictures, Seahorse Facts. Antarctica_iceberg_01. Monterey Bay Aquarium: Home Page. Arctic Marine Life. For marine life, the Arctic Ocean is a unique place to live. It is the coldest ocean on Earth and is often capped with sea ice. The Magazine - A Fish Story.

May/June 2012A Fish Story How an angler and two government bureaucrats may have saved the Atlantic Ocean. Business convention, aquaculture, marine ingredients and biotechnology. Directory. BioMarine Resources.