Bigelow researchers explore seaweed farming’s benefits for ocean health

Anew study in Maine will look at the ability of a type of seaweed called kelp to make the ocean more habitable for marine organisms, and possibly increase what’s harvested from it.

East Boothbay’s Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences has received a $900,000 grant to study how kelp aquaculture can counteract effects of climate change. The international project was funded by World Wildlife Fund with support from the Bezos Earth Fund.

The goal of the project is to inform farmers, the public and policymakers, and ultimately to help restore the health and productivity of the oceans. Read more

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