Alaria, a type of seaweed also known as "Wild Atlantic Wakame," grows in the North Atlantic Ocean and is similar to Japanese wakame, a common ingredient in miso soup. Courtesy of Sarah Redmond hide caption

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Oyster fisherman Bren Smith on his boat, The Mookie. Smith decided to try his hand at seaweed farming, collaborating with ecology professor Charles Yarish. Ron Gautreau/Courtesy of Bren Smith hide caption

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Kelp For Farmers: Seaweed Becomes A New Crop In America

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