Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Seaweed ecology: what makes a healthy intertidal zone?
Coastal Conversations show: February 23, 2018
WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor
Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant
More and more people on the coast of Maine are focusing their attention on seaweed. People are harvesting it, eating it, selling it, growing it, even going to court over who owns it. But what exactly is seaweed and what is its role in a healthy coastal marine environment?
This is Natalie Springuel, from the University of Maine Sea Grant, host of Coastal Conversations. On our next program, we will explore the world of seaweed in the intertidal zone, how other species, including humans, interact with seaweed, and what seaweed can tell us about changes in the Gulf of Maine.
To help explore the ecological dimensions of seaweed, questions, we’ll talk with Jessie Muhlin of Maine Maritime Academy, Hannah Webber of Schoodic Institute and Amanda Klemmer, from the University of Maine.
So make a note to tune in Friday morning, February 23, from 10 to 11 AM, when this month’s Coastal Conversation is all about the marine ecology of seaweed in Maine.
Only on WERU community radio, 89.9 FM in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor, and online at WERU.org.
Hannah Webber, Research and Education Projects Manager, at Schoodic Institute
Amanda J. Klemmer, Assistant Research Professor of Food-web Ecology, at University of Maine
Jessie Muhlin, Associate Professor of Marine Biology at Maine Maritime Academy
For More Information
- Jessie Muhlin’s full interview (full interview is one hour long. A 30 minute segment was included in the show.)
- The Algae Index: A Guide to Edible Seaweeds on the Maine Coast, Downeast Magazine
- Maine Seafood Guide – Seaweed
- Maine Seaweed Council
- Maine Department of Marine Resources: Rockweed
- Irish Seaweed Kitchen, Prannie Rhatigan
- Seaweeds, edible, available, and sustainable, Ole Mouritsen