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kelp

Etymology: ME, culp
1 any of the brown seaweed species of Laminaria found on the Atlantic coast of Europe.
2 the ashes of Laminaria seaweed burned in a process of extracting iodine and potassium salts.

kelp

(1) Bladderwrack, see there; Fucus vesiculosus.  
(2) Kelp, Laminaria digitata; tangleweed.
(3) Kelp, Laminaria saccharina; seawrack.

kelp

a large, coarse seaweed, the largest of all ALGAE.

kelp,

n Latin names:
Laminaria digitata, Laminaria japonica, Laminaria saccharina, Marcrocystis pyrifera; part used: fronds; uses: antiobesity, anticancer, antioxidant, antiviral, abortifacient, anticoagulant, high blood pressure, dietary source of iodine; precautions: children, pregnancy, lactation; patients with hyperthyroidism; can cause possible heavy metal toxicity. Also called
brown algae, horsetail, kombu, sea girdles, sea vegetables, seaweed, sugar wrack, or
tangleweed.

kelp

see seaweed.
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Having initially relied on natural spores in the water to spawn the seaweed plants that grow on the ropes, the company has now set up a laboratory on the shore to germinate their own miniature kelp, before transferring them on to the ropes.
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Collecting monthly samples of kelp from the Welsh coast, researchers used chemical analysis to assess the seasonal variability.
The length at which the fronds are cut will ultimately alter the canopy thereby affecting the amount of light penetration to the bottom of the kelp bed.
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OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of ingestion of two different doses of supplemental kelp on the thyroid function of healthy euthyroid subjects.
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A recently observed aggregation of otters feeding on kelp in Prince William Sound, Alaska initiated this opportunistic study on the potential importance of small, benthic prey in northern sea otter diets.
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