Media detail Bigelow Lab, UMaine Gulf of Maine kelp study

Mainebiz and Boothbay Register reported Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences has been awarded funding from the Maine Sea Grant College Program for a new study of kelp forests in the Gulf of Maine. Douglas Rasher, senior research scientist at Bigelow, will lead the project with support from University of Maine scientist Robert Steneck, continuing a long-standing partnership between Bigelow and UMaine’s Darling Marine Center, Boothbay Register reported. The researchers will collaborate with government and industry partners to assess the current state of kelp forests in the region and learn how Maine can maintain a sustainable kelp industry, the article states.