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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researchers are working to improve seaweed aquaculture scalability.

The fastest-growing aquaculture sector is seaweed farming. It can benefit marine ecosystems, farmers, and local communities by providing jobs and food, combatting ocean acidification’s local impacts, and even serving as an alternative fuel source. On a global scale, seaweed farms in the United States only generate a small percent of global output, and as demand…

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution receives Seagriculture Innovation Awards

Infertile sugar kelp breeding and seaweed planting device projects recognized at international conference WHOI also receives National Sea Grant Award to continue innovative kelp studies Woods Hole, MA – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)-led teams earned Gold and Silver Innovation Awards for seaweed solutions projects, presented at the first annual Seagriculture Conference USA 2022 in…

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Innovative, new “road map” for kelp crop improvement

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and University of Connecticut license kelp germplasm collection to Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Woods Hole, MA – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), the  University of Connecticut, and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences have executed a license agreement for a kelp germplasm, or collection of microscopic cells called gametophytes, containing more than 1,200 samples all…

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