Thursday, February 7, 2013

Digitizing Seaweed - "Preserving the Forest of the Sea"

"This year, with the click of a mouse and high-speed internet access, seaweed scientists around the world will be able to more quickly and methodically study the impact of climate change on large swathes of seaweeds archived at the University Herbarium at UC Berkeley. Funded by a grant she submitted to the National Science Foundation, in 2011, Miller and her team began taking high-resolution photographs of nearly 80,000 specimens of seaweed collected from the west coast of North America. Undergraduate work-study students have been invaluable to this project, photographing up to 400 specimens a day." - Sheraz Sadiq Keep Reading

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