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“It is visually stunning and information rich, just like a big, beautiful book!”

Jessica Owens
Northwest Straits Commission

“A truly one-of-a-kind; what a wonderful way to share the beauty and ecology of kelp forests.”

Meg Chadsey
Washington Sea Grant

“The Mysterious World of Bull Kelp is SO cool! I love how seamlessly the site weaves Western science, Indigenous stewardship, climate change impacts, kinship, maps, and management of different regions together to tell one kelp story. Inspiring!”

Louli Ziels
Oregon Sea Grant

“It is fantastic! This website is full of excellent and relevant information.”

Josh Smith
Monterey Bay Aquarium
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A Novel Idea Radio Interview

Tune in to Josie Iselin discussing The Mysterious World of Bullkelp on the podcast A Novel Idea with host Suzanne M. Lang. The interview will be broadcast at 10 am on March 31st locally in Sonoma County on KRCB, 104.9, and streamed at The episode will also be available to stream via the podcast later that day. Hear Josie discuss the importance of Above/Below's web story and ocean literacy campaign, highlighting the importance of ocean ecosystems and their characters and bringing attention to the urgency of our kelp forests and how we can respond. 


Curious World of Seaweed
Curious World of Seaweed Exhibit

A traveling exhibit of work by Josie Iselin featuring iconic West Coast seaweeds and kelps, next showing in Morro Bay, Santa Cruz and San Diego, CA from January 7, 2024 – March 3, 2024

Mendocino Kelp Fest!
Mendocino Kelp Fest!

A month-long series of events bringing together art, science, food and film to celebrate kelp forests on California’s North Coast, May 17–June 17, 2024.

Video: Webstory Welcome

Watch this 5-minute video for a brief tour of The Mysterious World of Bull Kelp.

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