Can Macroalgae Save the Planet?

Clayton Starr, The Liquid Grid Fisheries & Aquaculture

Can Macroalgae Save the Planet?
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Macroalgae, such as kelp, perform photosynthesis, meaning they store carbon dioxide and produce oxygen as they grow just like trees on land. At large enough scales macroalgae could sequester a significant amount of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, limiting the greenhouse effect behind global heating.

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