Researchers find harmful levels of pollutants in the Salish Sea's seaweeds


Last updated 12/8/2022 at 10:37am

Western Washington University

Western Washington University researcher Jennifer Hahn prepares to retrieve a seaweed sample as part of the study; in the background is Fisgard Lighthouse just outside Victoria, British Columbia. The study sampled from 43 different sites from Campbell River, B.C. in the north to near Olympia in the South Sound.

Seaweeds are consumed by many people living on or near the Salish Sea – from Indigenous peoples revitalizing the ancient food ways of their cultures to those simply seeking a readily available and highly nutritious protein source – but little...

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