2016-07-04. Slowing Ocean Acidification With Kelp.

posted Jul 5, 2016, 5:59 PM by Alan Gould
By The Associated Press. For GSS Climate Change chapter 8 and Losing Biodiversity chapter 7. Excerpt: Joth Davis, a senior scientist at the Puget Sound Restoration Fund, recently unspooled 150 feet of line holding thousands of tiny spores of kelp into Hood Canal in Washington State. ...The bull kelp seedlings will eventually form thick, slimy ribbons of brown seaweed — and in the process take up carbon dioxide and other nutrients. The researchers hope kelp may provide offer a local strategy for easing the effects of ocean acidification. ...  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/05/science/fighting-ocean-acidification-through-kelp.html