Category Archives: Seaweed science & ecology

The Rockweed Rodeo

Tidal Falls Plays Host to the First-Ever “Rockweed Rodeo” Tidal Falls, Hancock, Maine, May 6, 2017: Despite the drizzly, sometimes pouring, rain, more than twenty-five interested folks ventured out in raincoats and boots to see what this was all about. … Continue reading

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“Did seaweed make us who we are today?”

From the files of fascinating seaweed stories… Early humans needed most of their energy just to survive, and spent most of their time getting and eating foods to supply the energy they needed. So how did we evolve to have … Continue reading

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Maine Calling

Check out a recent episode of Maine Calling on MPBN, our public radio network, on “The Business of Seaweed in Maine.” The call-in show features Tollef Olson of Ocean’s Balance, George Seaver of Ocean Organics, and our own Shep Erhart, … Continue reading

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Seaweed Education Events

One of the things we love best about our work is getting involved in seaweed education efforts, from visits to local schools to supplying educators with seaweeds, to spreading the word about cool events. Here’s a few of our favorites. … Continue reading

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Seaweed in the News

The seaweed news buzz continues this week. Seaweed for Allergies? First up, a short article about recent research that investigated the potential anti-allergy properties of a polysaccharide (complex sugar) from the “red” seaweed Gracilaria lemaneiformis. Don’t let the bright green … Continue reading

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Seaweed in the News

This week, it’s all news related to Maine Coast Sea Vegetables, all the time. Let’s start with a little video fun… The Wonders of Dulse From Superfooddrinks.org, an article and video all about Dulse. They mention MCSV and other good … Continue reading

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“Light of the Seaweed Fairies”

This exhibit, Hidden World of the Ocean: Light of the Seaweed Fairies, at Sudurnes Science and Learning Center in Iceland looks lovely…yet another reason to visit Iceland! Though we have our own seaweed fairies here in Maine, too. :)

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Seaweed like chocolate?

Last winter this story from NPR’s The Salt blog came on our radar, about how gut bacteria may play a role in the health benefits of dark chocolate. Many of us here at Maine Coast Sea Vegetables love dark chocolate, … Continue reading

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