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*Welcome to the sugar kelp site*


Due to their high nutrition content and their salty taste, Saccharina latissima is not only one of the most popular kelps used as food, it is also used as a special Chinese herbal medicine.

I chose to investigate Saccharina latissima because I have always been interested in cuisine made by seaweeds. I attached some kelp cuisine links in the "special" section.

In this figure, the holdfast of Saccharina latissima attaches to the barnacle shell, providing a perfect example of how they stabilize themselves.





Website created by Mego Huang in May 2008 as the final project for Biol445 Marine Botany, Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington. All images created by the author, except where indicated. Please email for any questions.