Fluorescence microscopy image of the newly formed blood vessels after injection of our seaweed-derived hydrogel in a muscle. In green are the blood vessels and in blue the cell nuclei.
Aurelien Forget, Roberto Gianni-Barrera, Andrea Banfi and Prasad Shastri
Small wounds can usually heal by themselves, but larger wounds can be a problem. With a little help from a seaweed we can help the body regenerate new blood vessels.
Feeding pigs seaweed could make them, us and the planet healthier without contributing to antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
Recent marine heatwaves have devastated crucial coastal habitats, including kelp forests, seagrass meadows and coral reefs.
Marine heatwaves, like their land counterparts, are growing hotter and longer. Sea species in southeastern Australia, southeast Asia, northwestern Africa, Europe and eastern Canada are most at risk.
Climate change will affect the nutrition of seaweeds eaten by billions of people around the world.
Southern bull kelp can drift huge distances before washing ashore.
A chance discovery of some kelp that floated for 20,000km before washing up on an Antarctic beach has opened up a new chapter in our understanding of the currents that swirl around the Southern Ocean.
The most dangerous element from discarded plastic waste is microplastics.
Indonesia is the world's largest producer of the seaweed that offers a solution for the global plastic crisis.
The ocean is getting warmer and more acidic but changing our diet could help us cope.
Tonight on the ABC's Catalyst, scientist Tim Flannery asks if seaweed can save the world. It's a bold claim for algae, but seaweed could play a key role in keeping climate change in check.
Giant kelp can grow up to 60cm a day, given the right conditions.
In an extract from his new book, Tim Flannery explains how giant kelp farms could suck carbon dioxide from the air and store it in the ocean's depths, while encouraging species like fish and oysters.
Four organisms that show nature isn't so easily categorised.
Kelps form Australia’s neglected Great Southern Reef.
Cool-water kelp forests are being eaten by tropical species moving south on warming waters.
The Great Southern Reef is unique, beautiful and contributes significantly to Australia’s culture and economy. However, few of us realise the magnitude and value of this gem right at our doorstep.
T. Wernberg 2002
The Great Southern Reef covers 71,000 square km and contributes more than A$10 billion to Australia's economy each year.
Kelp covered landscape in Western Australia.
Western Australia’s marine environment is unique. Two world heritage areas, the largest fringing coral reef in Australia, and more than a thousand kilometres of underwater forests, supporting incredible…
Sydney marine ecologists have successfully restored specimens of crayweed (Phyllospora comosa) on a barren reef at Long Bay…
A new study from the University of Western Australia shows that innovations for the use of seaweed would be boosted by a…
An extreme ocean heatwave in 2010-11 caused important habitat-forming seaweed to retract its range by 100km off the Western…
Research into the after effects of a heatwave in the waters of the Indian Ocean has yielded insights into how climate extremes…
Seaweed that grows in the Caribbean blooms four times faster than seaweed in the Pacific Ocean. But this is bad news for…
Up to a quarter of seaweed species in southern Australian waters could face extinction due to global warming. New research…