Interest in growing...and eating kelp…has spiked in Connecticut. But farmers in the state are not yet turning a profit on the burgeoning industry.

National Park Service

There are forests of kelp in the Atlantic Ocean off southern New England. And some of the forests are in trouble. That’s according to a team of researchers from several schools, including Southern Connecticut State University.

Courtesy of Cornell Cooperative Extension

A Suffolk County pilot program to grow kelp had its first successful harvest this week.