Josie Iselin, artist and author of the new book, The Curious World of Seaweed, and Tristin McHugh of the international marine conservation group Reef Check, talk with Terra Verde host and Earth Island Journal editor Maureen Nandini Mitra about how scientists, recreational divers, and artists are coming together to save northern California’s ravaged kelp forests.


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Saving California’s Iconic Abalone

California’s seven abalone species have all experienced population declines in recent decades due to a variety of stressors, including overharvesting, climate change, and more. Two species are now listed as federally endangered, and three more are species of concern. The mollusks are just barely hanging on. But ecologists and conservationists are not giving up. Up … Continued