Quick Hits: July 16, 2020

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Canada-based Wajax announced an exclusive dealer partnership with Seakeeper — the company will handle distribution the manufacturer’s gyrostabilizers for all of the provinces, minus British Columbia. “We’re thrilled to welcome Wajax as a Seakeeper distributor and are very confident they’re the right team to represent us in the Canadian marine market,” said Seakeeper president and CEO Andrew Semprevivo in a statement. “With a national footprint and a solid history of industry experience, Wajax is well positioned to meet the unique needs of Canadian boaters.”

Last year researchers diving at Pearl and Hermes Atoll, located on the farthest Northwest portion of the Hawaiian Island chain, discovered a thick mat of red alga they didn’t recognize, stretching the length of football fields and smothering native corals. After extensive molecular and morphological analyses researchers have determined that the mat-forming algae was an undescribed species. Newly named as Chondria tumulosa, the alga’s origin is still unknown, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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