Algae Current Affairs, GK & News


Algae (seaweeds) are usually aquatic, either marine or fresh water plants. A few algae also occur in terrestrial habitats such as moist soils, wet rocks, tree trunks, etc. These are unicellular or multicellular, autotrophic plants which don’t have vascular tissues {tissues that provide mechanical strengh} and their body are called thallus. Types of algae Algae ..

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Injambakkam beach in Chennai and Besant Nagar’s Eliot’s Beach notices a blue shimmer on waves

On 18th August 2019, visitors to the Injambakkam beach in Chennai and Besant Nagar’s Eliot’s Beach noticed a blue shimmer on the waves i.e. Popularly known as ‘Sea Tinkle’. According to marine experts, the Noctiluca algae were behind this blue glow phenomenon. The algae exhibit the phenomenon of bioluminescence (or biologically produce light when disturbed). ..


British scientist creates world’s thinnest gold

The researchers at the University of Leeds in Britain have created a new form of gold which is 0.47 nanometres thick – one million times thinner than a human finger nail. They claimed that it is the world’s thinnest-ever unsupported gold. The researchers named their created precious metal as “golden algae” because of its greenish ..