• Sustainable Seaweed Farming in Belize
  • The Kelp Highway Hypothesis: Marine Ecology, the Coastal Migration Theory, and the Peopling of the Americas
    • By about 16,000 years ago, the North Pacific Coast offered a linear migration route, essentially unobstructed and entirely at sea level, from northeast Asia into the Americas. Recent reconstructions suggest that rising sea levels early in the postglacial created a highly convoluted and island-rich coast along Beringia's southern shore, conditions highly favorable to maritime hunter-gatherers. Along with the terrestrial resources available in adjacent landscapes, kelp forests and other nearshore habitats sheltered similar suites of food resources that required minimal adaptive adjustments for migrating coastal peoples. With reduced wave energy, holdfasts for boats, and productive fishing, these linear kelp forest ecosystems may have provided a kind of “kelp highway” for early maritime peoples colonizing the New World.
  • Loss of intertidal ecosystem exposes coastal communities
    • The University of Queensland and University of New South Wales study has shown that global foreshore environments declined by up to 16 per cent between 1984 and 2016.
    • Professor Richard Fuller, from UQ's School of Biological Sciences, said the zone between low and high tide lines protected more than 625 million people around the world from storms and sea level rises.
  • Commons and Alternative Rationalities: Subjectivity, Emotion and the (Non)rational Commons
  • Limu Hui 'gathering of gatherers'
    • In 2014, at the request of elders (kūpuna) who gather and care for native Hawaiian limu around the islands, Kuaʻāina Ulu ‘Auamo (KUA) partnered with the ʻEwa Limu Project in an initiative to “gather the gatherers.”
    • imu (seaweed)was once the third important component of the Hawaiian diet, providing the salad and spices to a typical meal.
    • The loss of native limu runs hand-in-hand with loss of Hawaiian cultural practice and loss of generational ancestral knowledge and their spiritual identity.
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