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Proof That Oceanic Algae May be the Next Super Substance

 - Sep 29, 2010   Updated: Mar 25 2011
Oceanic algae has a bad reputation. The slimy, smelly sea substance may not be appealing right off the bat, but this list will prove its usefulness and versatility.

Known for being the lifeblood of pond creatures and sea monsters alike, oceanic algae has extended beyond its stereotype and into the world of fuel, art, and architecture.

Implications - The rise in environmentalism has inspired scientists and researchers to explore innovative sources of renewable energy. Algae, a rapidly growing organism, thrives in both natural and lab environments, so it's an excellent sustainable power source. Algae may also be beneficial as a nutritional supplement and an effective replacement for chemicals in "green" pools.