Alaska’s Sweet New Cash Crop

erin-laughlinBY ERIN LAUGHLIN
Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong

The next time you kick at a piece of kelp while walking along an Alaska shoreline, you might think of it as a potential economic crop.

Sugar kelp, or saccharina latissima, is a developing mariculture crop in Alaska, and a research opportunity for Dr. Michael Stekoll, UAS Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Continue reading “Alaska’s Sweet New Cash Crop”