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New Species of Sea Lettuce

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 Context: Researchers discover 20 New Species of Sea Lettuce in the Baltic Sea Region.


About Sea Lettuce:

Belonging to the genus Ulva, sea lettuce is a prominent species of green macroalgae, scattered widely across the vast Baltic Sea region, stretching from the Atlantic waters to the Bay of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea.



  • Owing to its rapid growth and easy reproduction, sea lettuce has piqued the interest of the growing aquaculture industry.
  • Research is ongoing both in Sweden and abroad for utilizing sea lettuce in the food industry and for different biochemical applications.