Kelp: a nature-based solution for coastal protection?

Aug 11 2020 Posted: 08:40 IST
Dr Eugene Farrell and Ms Emily Rick (MSc student in Coastal and Marine Environments 2019-2020)  published a review in Ocean Focus (Summer 2020 edition - available via subscription). The article "Kelp: a nature-based solution for coastal protection?" examines if the unique traits of kelp (durability, size, age, resilience and biomass density) make it suitable as a potential long-term coastal protection strategy in Ireland. They also discuss "the driftweed dilemma" which describes ongoing conflicts between beach users of how to manage the large volumes of discarded and living kelp washed onshore during storms. [Read]

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