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What Victorian-era seaweed pressings reveal about our changing seas

27.10.2020
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A 'women's pastime' practised by Queen Victoria, 'seaweeding' spread from the UK to California - now the samples are providing a glimpse into historyOn his first day as the new science director for the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California in 2016, a giant blue storage locker caught Kyle Van Houtan's eye. The locker was obscured by a dead ficus plant and looked as if no one had opened it for years. But the label on it intrigued him: Herbarium.He opened it and inside found hundreds of stacked manila envelopes. Each one contained a single piece of seaweed, pressed and preserved on white paper. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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