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Speaker Series: A Guide to Seaweed Identification and Food Preparation

March 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

If you attended the talk and you have further questions for Sara, you can contact her through her website: http://sarawickham.weebly.com/

Join University of Victoria researcher Sara Wickham as she takes us through the whats, wheres and hows of edible seaweeds in our region.

This presentation will provide tips on how to ID seaweed species commonly found in the Strait. It will also describe some fun facts (including the health benefits of seaweeds), helpful resources, and useful tips on the best places to find individual species. Finally, the presentation will cover some delicious recipes that incorporate seaweeds into their ingredients.

Sara Wickham is an ecologist whose curiosities focuses on the dynamic interface between land and sea known as the intertidal zone. Currently Sara’s MSc thesis work seek to explore the fate and consequence of seaweeds to terrestrial consumers after they have died and washed ashore. Her appreciation for seaweeds and intertidal organisms was surely fostered by her upbringing in Bamfield, BC and the proximity of her family house to the Bamfield Marine Science Centre. Sara’s goal is to encourage a sustainable implementation of seaweeds into one’s everyday lifestyle and to emphasize the connectivity and dependency between the marine and terrestrial environments.

Wickham sorting seaweed on beach


March 21, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Feiro Marine Life Center


The Landing Mall
115 E Railroad Ave.
Port Angeles, WA 98362 United States
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