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Making Boats with Discarded Fishing Nets

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May 25, 2019

Discarded fishnets cause havoc in marine environment. So use it to make fishing boats and save on fibreglass in the composite, advise researchers from Tamil Nadu

Lead Drugs from Brown Seaweed

Seaweeds are a predominant component of marine flora. There are several species of seaweed or macroalgae: red, brown and green. Seaweeds are a rich source of many bioactive secondary metabolites with extraordinary medicinal properties, ripe for industrial exploitation. Recently, Kajal Chakraborty and team from the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Cochin discovered sulphated polysaccharide in… Read More ›

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