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Preliminary Research and Documentation

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The following research and documentation is meant to get this project started. Please consider this a work in progress. Significant work is needed to move this project forward.


Algae as a Food Source



Spirulina is a microalgae that grows in both fresh and salt water. Often referred to as blue-green algae, It is a family of single-celled algae that are photosynthetic and can grow in fresh water as well as salt water.

It is one of the most popular food supplements and taste enhancers used by chefs all around the world. It comes packed with nutrition resulting a number of health benefits.

Spirulina is super rich in proteins - about 60% to 70% of spirulina is made up to proteins. In addition, it is rich in minerals like Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Phosphorus, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Cobalt, Sulfur and Chromium. 

Spirulina is a good source for vitamins like β-carotene (Pro-vitamin A), Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Niacin, Pantothenic acid, Biotin, and Folic acid. 

Its other ingredients include dietary fibers, polysaccharides, Linoleic acid, Zeaxanthin, Chlorophyll a, and Nucleic acids that help in the general well being of humans.


Cultivating and Processing Spirulina

Cultivating and harvesting spirulina is a simple process. The process and cultivation of Spirulina is available here.





Bladder Wrack
Irish Moss
Sea Grapes
Sea Lettuce



Cultivating Algae


Harvesting Algae


Storing Algae


Algae Recipes







Figure 3 - Coral reef installation




Marine Restoration - Coral Reefs



This project is being developed as an open-source project with the following licensing: