Our goal in this 5-year study is to investigate sugar kelp cultivation as a strategy for mitigating ocean acidification, through improved seawater conditions or by providing shelter for sensitive species.

A collaborative team led by PSRF is investigating the power of sugar kelp to improve seawater conditions locally. With increasingly corrosive conditions ahead, the project tests the efficacy of using native vegetation to buffer the pH of seawater in places with important shellfish resources. The 5-year project implements a key recommendation of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification with funding from The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, the U.S. Navy, and the involvement of world class ocean acidification (OA) scientists.

Support PSRF's Sugar Kelp Investigation

Support PSRF's Sugar Kelp Investigation

The sugar kelp ocean acidification investigation is one of PSRF's most innovate undertakings to date. With the project team, we are taking a sizable step forward advancing our understanding how marine ecosystems can adapt as ocean conditions change. Please consider supporting our Sugar Kelp and Ocean Acidification work as we continue to explore uncharted territory.