View Full Version : Algae killed the dinosaurs

10-23-2009, 03:17 AM
Here is todays news:

Algae killed the dinosaurs

(http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/../news/lib/461)Shark pups feed off their own livers (http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/../news/lib/460)

Indonesian Navy sends warships to protect fish



10-23-2009, 03:31 AM
OMG, how did that paper get through the peer review process and published with that title?!?!?!?

Cyanobacteria is NOT algae, even though it's called blue-green algae. It's a prokaryote, not a eukaryote, biology 101. That is so misleading I can't believe they published that.

10-23-2009, 03:50 AM
Very very true. I was tempting to add something to that effect in the post.

10-23-2009, 03:57 AM
Yeah, that jumped out at me like a sore thumb too, I couldn't help but say something. But for people without a biology background they're going to believe that it was algae, not bacteria, and that is just bad science. Really makes you wonder about Clemson University.

10-23-2009, 04:25 AM
Somehow I find it doubtful that the toxic slime was the source of the problem; more likely a symptom or side effect of something else.

Lady Hobbs
10-23-2009, 10:11 PM
I liked the shark article. Interesting. I assumed the mother produced milk.

10-24-2009, 02:25 AM
All they needed was some of this:

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