Stressed seaweeds cause cloudy skies: Study

May 8th, 2008 - 7:38 pm ICT by admin  

London, May 8 (IANS) When under stress, the large brown seaweeds known as kelps are likely to contribute to dark and gloomy cloud formations over coastal regions. Stressed kelps release a huge quantity of inorganic iodine into the coastal atmosphere, where it is likely to contribute to cloud formation, according to a study.

“When kelps experience stress, for example when they are exposed to intense light or atmospheric ozone during low tides, they very quickly begin to release large quantities of iodide from stores inside the tissues,” said Frithjof K

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