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A Comparison of Two Rearing Sites of the Giant Kelp Macrocystis integrifolia in Sitka Sound, Alaska

Southeastern Alaskans are quickly gaining interest in the multimillion dollar industry of herring roe-on-kelp. Because there is potential that roe-on-kelp fishermen will buy cultured Macrocystis, researchers tested two sites for kelp culture. Kelp growth factors such as light, temperature, salinity, nutrients, motion, and physical environment at the growth site are addressed.

Sue Keller
Background photo: Kenai Range from Katchemak Bay.
Photo credit: Wonderlane, Seattle, WA.