Harvested Seaweed Could Help Protect Texas Shoreline Against Hurricanes

Harvested Seaweed Could Help Protect Texas Shoreline Against Hurricanes

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seaweed on Cal beach at sunrise pierIt can be a nuisance when seaweed piles up on the beaches after high tide, but the leafy, brown plants might be the key to helping Galveston survive its next major hurricane.

Galveston officials have agreed to spend $140,000 on a project that will rely on the plant to create “seaweed-enhanced sand dunes” to shore up the island’s beaches.

(READ the story in the Houston Chronicle)

 

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