Seaweed Reproduction and Hatcheries

In this episode of the Kelp Us Learn series, Adam St. Gelais, a researcher from the Aquaculture Research Institute, along with the Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center (MAIC) team, describes the Darling Marine Center’s Industrial Plankton photobioreactors and demonstrates seaweed reproduction in a hatchery.

The Darling Center is a remote field station for the University of Maine at Orono that serves undergraduate research functions and supports the school of Marine Sciences’ Semester by the Sea. 

This video was produced as part of a seaweed curriculum project being developed for elementary school students in Maine — a collaboration among the Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center, the World Wildlife Fund, Maine Sea Grant, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Maine Agriculture in the Classroom, Maine Cooperative Extension: 4-H, and the University of Maine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research.

More information about the seaweed curriculum, including other videos and classroom activities can be found on the MAIC website.

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