Understanding rockweed food webs along the coast of Maine

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Rockweed, an intertidal seaweed, has been harvested along the coast of Maine for decades. The combination of economic value, potential conservation impacts, and public interest make rockweed habitats a unique system to study food-web dynamics. The overall research objectives of the CRASSH team are: (1) understanding the role of rockweed in rocky intertidal invertebrate/bird food webs in light of harvesting and (2) bringing together diverse stakeholders towards the common goal of maintaining robust rockweed/invertebrate/bird food webs.

 

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