One Scottish PhD student on a mission to spread the good seaweed word.

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It’s time to ’embrace the slime’!


Seaweed…It’s in your OJ first thing in the morning and your toothpaste last thing at night, and yet it’s not the most beloved of marine species.



With media giants such as Disney conjuring up the cute coral reef ambassador ‘Nemo’, it’s no wonder that seaweed lags in the popularity race that public awareness so often succumbs to. However, I hope this blog can offer an enthusing insight into the world of seaweed science, I think it’s about time we ’embrace the slime’!

I have only recently joined the Scottish Marine Institute as a PhD research student, and will be working on the environmental impacts of large-scale seaweed farms for biofuel production. It’s not the mostĀ glamorousĀ of marine biologist jobs, but coming from a dairy farming background the wellies are a welcome working accessory.



Straight-laced bio…


Seaweedscience to follow!