Skagit County sites included in Salish Sea seaweed toxicity study

The toxicity levels of seaweed at two Skagit County sites were included in a Salish Sea study done by Western Washington University researchers

The study, published in the scientific journal PLoS One on Sept. 23, looked at three species of edible seaweed at 43 Salish Sea sites, from British Columbia to south Olympia.

The idea for the study originated when Western Washington University researcher Jennifer Hahn was teaching workshops on how to harvest and prepare seaweed for eating straight from the Salish Sea.