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Scientists aboard the NOAA ship Ronald H. Brown in the tropical Atlantic took advantage of the ship’s path through the Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt to collect some of the first samples from a massive, ongoing bloom. Photos and video from the ship show the belt extends from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico.
An estimated one-third of the global population lives within 60 miles of a coastline and even more visit annually. While these environments are valuable sources of food, jobs, and recreation, communities that live there must contend with a unique set of hazards, many of which are exacerbated by climate change.
Research teams earned Gold and Silver Innovation Awards for seaweed solutions projects at the first annual Seagriculture Conference in Portland, Maine. The conference brought together international experts on seaweed cultivation, aquaculture, and food systems. The Seagriculture Innovation Awards were given to researchers leading exceptional projects that pioneer novel ideas in seaweed research and technology.