Sugar Kelp Approved to Grow in Trustee Waters

Kelp at Stony Brook Southampton University
Stony Brook Southampton University- Kelp -News12 LI photo

“The East Hampton Town Trustees voted unanimously on Monday (January 22) to grant a request from Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences for a research project to grow sugar kelp in waters under trustee jurisdiction between Barcelona Point and Little Northwest Creek. This research project is part of the PECONIC EAST BLUE CARBON – SHORELINE PROTECTION PROJECT.

John Aldred told his colleagues that Dr. Gobler’s lab is involved in this project funded by the Peconic Estuary Program focusing on acidification reduction, nitrogen bioextraction, guarding shorelines, ecosystem longevity, and sequestration of carbon.”

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