SEAWEED HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED TO MINIMIZE NITROGEN RUNOFF FROM RIVER

SEAWEED HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED TO MINIMIZE NITROGEN RUNOFF FROM RIVER

Nitrogen is a fertilizer substance that is used to boost the growth of natural food in an aquatic body. An overabundance of this nutrient in water, on the other hand, can stimulate the growth of plants and algae. This can result in algae blooms and eutrophication in a body of water.

Scientists and experts from Tell Aviv University and Berkeley University have created a model for cultivating stalk kelp near Israel’s Alexander River estuary.

In circumstances of excess nitrogen, the model hopes that planting seaweed near the river will help conform the nitrogen concentration to environmental norms and thereby neutralize environmental contamination.

For more details, visit the source.

https://thefishsite.com/articles/seaweed-shown-to-reduce-nitrogen-run-off-from-rivers

Source: The fish site

Image credit: NOAA/Heather

Retrieve: 13/08/2021