McGill University is taking an interest in Prince Edward Island's environment. A professor and some students are looking to develop an "ecosystem management model" based on Island research. Students were on P.E.I. during the summer, collecting data.
Brian Leung, an associate professor with the School of Environment at McGill, said a management model would help residents take care of the environment while making a profit on things that are currently considered a nuisance, like sea lettuce. The model could address many questions.
"So, for example, with sea lettuce, is it an option to start collecting it?" Leung said. "Is it an option to start using it for biofuels? How much biofuel would be generated? Is it an option for recycling it? How much nutrients is it actually talking up?