Riplee Mercer

Aquaculture of Wildemania Amplissima
Riplee Mercer, a student in the Biological Sciences program at COLSA

Biological Sciences: Marine Biology - MS
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Advisor: Dr. Christopher Neefus

I'm working on the aquaculture of a species of nori (edible seaweed) called Wildemania amplissima. The goal of this project is to create protocol for growing the juvenile species and learning the ideal conditions and factors necessary for its reproduction and growth. This protocol can then be used in the aquaculture industry, in hopes of diversifying the seaweed industry in New England.