An Ocean Garden – The Secret Life Of Seaweed

Just saw a tweet this morning from Alex Warneke about a new book on the wonderful world of seaweed. Called “An Ocean Garden – The Secret Life of Seaweed“, by Josie Iselin.

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A good short review of it is here: http://www.deepseanews.com/2015/11/from-the-top-shelf/

In this captivating book, artist and avid beachcomber Josie Iselin celebrates the unexpected beauty of seaweed, an often overlooked but fundamental aspect of ocean life. Produced on a flatbed scanner, Iselin’s vibrant portraits of ocean flora reveal the exquisite color and extraordinary forms of more than two hundred specimens gathered from tidal pools along the California and Maine coasts. Her engaging text, which accompanies the images, blends personal observation and philosophical musings with scientific fact. Like her previous books, An Ocean Garden: The Secret Life of Seaweed is a poetic and compelling tribute to the natural world and the wonder it evokes.

Scientists In Oregon Discover Bacon-Flavored Seaweed- AP

Now this I like! Bacon Flavored Seaweed!

What grows quickly, is packed with protein, has twice the nutritional value of kale and … tastes like bacon? The answer, according to scientists at Oregon State University, is a new strain of seaweed they recently patented. (Associated Press)

http://www.opb.org/news/article/scientists-in-oregon-discover-bacon-flavored-seaweed/

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