Print Friendly, PDF & Email

New Species of Sea Lettuce

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

Source: Earth.com

 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.

  

Significance:

  • 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.