Photographs of British Algae by Anna Atkins (1799-1871) is a landmark in the histories both of photography and of publishing: the first photographic work by a woman, and the first book produced entirely by photographic means. Instantly recognisable today as the blueprint process, the cyanotypes lend themselves beautifully to illustrate objects fround in the sea.

British Algae by Anna Atkins the first photographic work by a woman, and the first book produced entirely by photographic means; the blueprint process, the cyanotypes lend themselves beautifully to illustrate objects fround in the sea.

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Beyond the Human Eye: Seaweed Sexual Reproduction: a chancy business

Kelps are large, fast growing brown seaweeds in the order Laminariales, which includes 30 genera, the most commonly used of which are Laminariaceae. Kelps grow in underwater forests in shallow, nut...

Kelp (Laminariales spp)

Kelps are large, fast growing brown seaweeds in the order Laminariales, which includes 30 genera, the most commonly used of which are Laminariaceae. Kelps grow in underwater forests in shallow, nut.

seaweed #LostOcean Colour palette inspiration!

seaweed I found this pinned by someone else. Imagine my surprise seeing it on line since I own the original. It was painted by a dear friend Kathy Dueker.

1895 - An introduction to the study of seaweeds, by George Murray - via Biodiversity Heritage Library

1895 - An introduction to the study of seaweeds, by George Murray - via Biodiversity Heritage Library

Yarn from seaweed? You better believe it! Yes you can get yarn from seaweed!

Kelps are large, brown algae that grow along coasts around the world, especially in cooler regions. Credit: NOAA’s National Ocean Service Source: The Census of Marine Life, Smithsonian Ocean Portal

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