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April 05. 2013 11:45AM

UNH scientists document first expansion of ‘sea potato’ seaweed into New England

DURHAM — There’s a new seaweed in town, a brown, bulbous balloon befitting the nickname “sea potato.” Its New England debut was spotted by two University of New Hampshire plant biology graduate students; now researchers are keeping a close eye on the sea potato’s progress to determine whether there is cause for alarm.

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