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A group of leaders at a ribbon-cutting event celebrating the opening of a new aquaculture lab in Southern California
USC joined AltaSea, Holdfast Aquaculture and Carlsbad Aquafarms leaders to celebrate AltaSea as the hub for aquaculture in Southern California. Pictured: Robin Aube, Terry Tamminen, Jenny Cornuelle Krusoe, Melanie Lundquist, President Carol L. Folt, Sergey Nuzhdin, City Councilman Joe Buscaino, Ian Jacobson and Portia Cohen. (Photo/VECTIS)

USC joins AltaSea in opening a new lab to harness the power of aquaculture

USC celebrates a new lab with research accelerator AltaSea — a project that may one day help California grow stronger, healthier mussels, oysters and kelp that can withstand the effects of global warming.