Sunday, September 24, 2017

Kelp Wanted

This Okie could not have been more surprised to learn that one of the coolest kinds of wildlife around is seaweed!  The beauty of the kelp forests around the Channel Islands is clear to any visitor. Did you know this amazing plant grows 12 inches per day in cold water?  We even got to snack on some of the young bits of kelp. It ain't bad!

Kelp Wanted
Sea kelp is one of the fastest-growing plants on earth, in fact Japan has harvested kelp from its natural habitat commercially for over a century. More pics from our trip can be seen on our Flickr feed.

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