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Kelp Could Be Environmental Elixir, And Economic Opportunity

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Peconic Baykeeper Peter Topping.  DANA SHAW

Peconic Baykeeper Peter Topping. DANA SHAW

Christopher Gobler, Ph.D, announced May 27, that a species kelp can significantly reduce nitrogen levels in the water.  DANA SHAW

Christopher Gobler, Ph.D, announced May 27, that a species kelp can significantly reduce nitrogen levels in the water. DANA SHAW

Christopher Gobler, Ph.D, announced May 27, that a species kelp can significantly reduce nitrogen levels in the water.  DANA SHAW

Christopher Gobler, Ph.D, announced May 27, that a species kelp can significantly reduce nitrogen levels in the water. DANA SHAW

Peconic Baykeeper Peter Topping with kelp harvested from local bays.

Peconic Baykeeper Peter Topping with kelp harvested from local bays. Peconic Baykeeper

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr.   DANA SHAW

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. DANA SHAW

Director of the Citizens Campaign for the Environment Adrienne Esposito. DANA SHAW

Director of the Citizens Campaign for the Environment Adrienne Esposito. DANA SHAW

Sugar kelp, a brown rubbery plant that can grow underwater fronds 15 feet long, is proving in test cases, the researchers say, to be highly efficient at soaking up nitrogen and phosphorous from the water.   DANA SHAW

Sugar kelp, a brown rubbery plant that can grow underwater fronds 15 feet long, is proving in test cases, the researchers say, to be highly efficient at soaking up nitrogen and phosphorous from the water. DANA SHAW

Stony Brook University scientist Michael Doall with the sugar kelp the university's researchers have been growing in Moriches Bay.

Stony Brook University scientist Michael Doall with the sugar kelp the university's researchers have been growing in Moriches Bay. Paul Thompkins

authorMichael Wright on Jun 2, 2021
Scientists from Stony Brook University say that a species of seaweed native to the East End coastline may prove to be an important weapon in the fight to overcome pollution... more

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