Restoring Blue Forests with Green Gravel

Our Mission

To overcome key challenges in kelp forest restoration by progressing the novel ‘green gravel’ technique from concept to application and providing a broadly available, scalable and practical solution to ‘future-proof’ kelp forests.

Green gravel involves seeding small rocks (gravel) with kelp and rearing in the laboratory, then out-planting to the field. The out-planted kelp has high survival and growth, even when dropped from the surface. The kelp eventually over-grow the gravel and attach to the turf substrate.

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Mason Sullivan 

 

 
Thomas Wernberg
Karen Filbee- Dexter

 

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