Category Archives: Seaweed

Seaweed refers to several species of marine macroscopic or multicellular algae. The term includes some types of red, brown, and green algae, which are classified by the presence of some particular type of photosynthetic pigments.

Cat Poop, Seaweed, and Snails Prove a Deadly Combination for Sea Otters

New research has finally revealed how parasites from cat poop are killing sea otters. The discovery not only may benefit the endangered marine mammals; it could also help humans.

Scientists have known for several years Continue reading Cat Poop, Seaweed, and Snails Prove a Deadly Combination for Sea Otters

Food Writer Sally McKenna to Speak at Farmed Seaweed Conference

IRELAND – Seaweed specialist and food writer Sally McKenna will be one of the key speakers at the Bord Iascaigh Mhara forthcoming conference ‘Farmed Irish Seaweed: An Ocean Wonder Food?’.

The conference takes place on 18 November with a post-conference interactive forum on 19 November at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick, Ireland. Continue reading Food Writer Sally McKenna to Speak at Farmed Seaweed Conference

Agar from Seaweed: Properties and Benefits

What are the properties and benefits of agar? Agar is an ingredient used in cooking as a substitute for gelatin. Also known by the Japanese name Kanten, agar comes from a seaweed known as Gracilaria, with a scientific name known as Geledium purpurascens. This alga is Continue reading Agar from Seaweed: Properties and Benefits

This Naturally Blue Beer is Made with Icebergs and Seaweed

A Japanese beer that is made with melted icebergs from the Sea of Okhotsk, local flowers, and blue seaweed, is now available online for curious American beer drinkers on Firebox.

Abashiri Brewery’s Okhotsk Blue Draft is described as “the bluest beer in the  Continue reading This Naturally Blue Beer is Made with Icebergs and Seaweed

Korean Research Team Discovers Clue to Produce 3rd Gen Biofuel from Red Algae

A Korean research team headed by Choi In-gul, a professor at the Department of Biotechnology at Korea University, has successfully defined the fermentation process of red algae and found a clue to Continue reading Korean Research Team Discovers Clue to Produce 3rd Gen Biofuel from Red Algae