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Artificial Upwelling: current efforts and anticipated impacts of intermingling the ocean

from Geoengineering Monitor

The US-based Climate Foundation revealed plans to intermingle ocean water layers in Australian and Philippine coastal waters with the aim of sequestering atmospheric carbon as well as stimulating the growth of phytoplankton and macroalgae, and enhancing fish production.

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How seaweed farming could help to offset agriculture’s emissions

from anthropocenemagazine, 2019

Published in Current Biology, the study found by analyzing coastal habitats worldwide, that an expansive area of coastline – 48 million square kilometers – would be suitable for global seaweed production.

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If Algae Clings to Snow on This Volcano, Can It Grow on Other Desolate Worlds?

When someone on the expedition in Chile serendipitously noticed red snow at the base of some penitentes, they wondered if it could be watermelon snow, an algae found in other frigid environments. And because penitentes are also found in the Himalayas, Pamirs and Hindu Kush — as well as on Pluto and Europa — a closer look could point the way toward discovering other worlds too.

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Ross lawsuit overturn opinion: Eric T. Freyfogle

Opinion from Eric T. Freyfogle.

Eric is a research professor at the University of Illinois College of Law and Swanlund Chair Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.[1] He is a well- known writer and lecturer on nature and culture,

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New seaweed read for West coast folk!

The Curious World of Seaweed by Josie Iselin is available for pre-order from Heyday Books.

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Maine Rockweed

Maine Seaweed Council’s compilation of rockweed-ruling reporting and opinions 
https://www.seaweedcouncil.org/articles/
 
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Chile's salmon farms lose $800m as algal bloom kills millions of fish

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/mar/10/chiles-salmon-farms-lose-800m-as-algal-bloom-kills-millions-of-fish

High ocean temperatures helped cause toxic bloom that has wiped out up to 20% of Chile’s total production for the year

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Interviews

Severine’s Sustainable Seaweed Interview on goop
https://goop.com/work/the-minimalist-responsibly-sourced-seaweed-is-better-for-you-and-the-planet/
 

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Salmon Farming in Norway

Maine determines her course in the seaweed economy:

What would a conservation-minded seaweed sector look like in Maine?

Siting and scale considerations

Local ownership and control, transferable/ saleable leases?

Educational programs/ marine literacy for new entrants to the sector?

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Why Maine makes for a Great Seaweed Economy

Coastline and forested uplands, low industrial pollution

Cold, clean water relative to the eastern seaboard with upwellings.

Strong existing fisheries infrastructure, organizational resources, community commitment

Proximity to Boston/ NYC and New England marketplace of consumers willing to try new foods!

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