Phaeophyta Forest

Stands of giant bladder kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera, tower over the sea beds below, swaying with the currents in impressive, underwater scenescape. It is often mistaken for a plant, but is actually a type of algae. Algae have fascinated scientists for centuries, and their specific classifications are still to this day quite controversial. Most textbooks agree … Continue reading Phaeophyta Forest

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The Trash Vortex

There are so many different opinions on what the Great Pacific Garbage Patch really is; what it really looks like. Is it some enormous island of trash in the middle of the pacific ocean? Is it full of half degraded flotsam? Or is the reality much more gruesome even than these horrifying images?