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NASA funds TAMUG seaweed project - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

September 1, 2014

NASA funds TAMUG seaweed project

Posted: Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:10 am

GALVESTON — Dr. Samuel Brody, director of the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores, announced recently that Texas A&M University at Galveston will receive a one-year, $100,000 grant from NASA to address seaweed problems plaguing the Texas coast. 

Not only does seaweed, known as sargassum, blight Texas beaches with decaying material, but it also may cause loss of revenue for coastal communities depending on tourism for their local economies. 

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