Can Seaweed Save the Planet?

Dr. Jennifer Smith was featured in the Wavelengths series’ latest video!

A species of seaweed is behind a major movement to curb methane emissions from an unlikely source—cow burps. Marine ecologist Jennifer Smith leads the Smith Lab at Scripps Oceanography where she cultivates Asparagopsis taxiformis, a species of red algae that produces a compound that could greatly reduce the production of methane in livestock. Take a peek at the cultivation of this super seaweed and learn more about how seaweeds have the potential to increase global sustainability and be a climate solution.