In this episode of Life Solved we take a look at nature’s role in cleaning our waters. There’s no doubt that us humans need to do much more to clean up our own damage, but there are experts here – and around the globe – who are giving nature the opportunity to lend a helping hand as well.
Jo Preston is a Professor in Marine Ecology and Evolution at the University of Portsmouth and Gordon Watson is Professor of Marine Zoology.
You’ll hear from Jo and Gordon how investing in the wellbeing of our waters – from humble kelp to sophisticated oysters – pays off in more ways than you might even imagine.
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You can also find out more about this work and other research at the University of Portsmouth website: https://www.port.ac.uk/research/
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Professor Gordon Watson bio: https://www.port.ac.uk/about-us/structure-and-governance/our-people/our-staff/gordon-watson
Professor Joanne Preston bio: https://www.port.ac.uk/about-us/structure-and-governance/our-people/our-staff/joanne-preston
Institute of Marine Sciences: https://www.port.ac.uk/about-us/our-facilities/lab-and-testing-facilities/institute-of-marine-sciences
Solent Seascape Project: https://www.bluemarinefoundation.com/projects/solent-seascape-project/
Scientists farm seaweed in the Solent to test water quality and commercial benefits: https://www.port.ac.uk/news-events-and-blogs/news/scientists-farm-seaweed-in-the-solent-to-test-water-quality-and-commercial-benefits
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21 min listen
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