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Seaweed Solutions: WHOI leads project to develop new kelp strains

Aquaculture supplies more than half of the world’s seafood consumed by humans, with seaweed totaling 27% of annual global aquaculture tonnage. Now more than ever, seaweed farming is being viewed as a sustainable and efficient way to boost economies, provide nutritious food, and diversify ocean life. Take a look at the work of WHOI’s Scott Lindell, a research specialist in aquaculture technology, leading a research project to develop seaweed strains for commercial uses.

The project will test the performance of superior sugar kelp strains on farms and measure the yield and quality of the new strains. This research is funded in part by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) with support from the Bezos Earth Fund.

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