kelp (IMAGE) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Caption A strand of sugar kelp being experimentally farmed in New Castle, NH. Kelp and other seaweeds provide essential micronutrients and bioactive compounds for human health. A WHOI-led research team is exploring methods for selecting, breeding, and improving sugar kelp production by propagating sporeless, or infertile, offspring. Credit Photo by David Bailey © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Usage Restrictions n/a License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.