This study aimed to repopulate areas of the intertidal with Lessonia in order to increase production for commercial harvests and to improve restoration techniques.
Site Selection Criteria:
La Herradura Bay is a protected site with low L. nigrescens abundance, dominated by coralline algae with high abundances of urchins.
Cause Of Decline:
Chilean brown seaweeds (particularly species of Lessonia and Macrocystis) are regularly harvested and exported. In addition to harvesting pressure, production of subtidal and intertidal populations of Lessonia were adversely affected by the El Niño of 1982-83.
, Vol. 7., Journal of Applied Phycologyhttps://doi.org/10.1007/BF00003791