Been a while, nice to see you
2021, here we come / holy smokes I grew a lot of kelp
These have been fun- from a 2018 planting. I haven't been able to make them work commercially (the regs are crazy), but wow they are tasty.
Shadows are really getting long... Urchins! Urchin-feed!
Lanterns are a pain, but holy smokes, they worked well as a nursery. Seed was probably 50% bigger, and much deeper cupped than cage grown brethren. The beefy 3"+ oysters on photo 2 were planted in June 2020... Certainly not the norm, but a good number mixed in.
WOW! UPDATE! I'M TOLD IT'S A RED PHALAROPE! Still a first for me. My best guess is a very lost white-faced storm petrel, but those "in the know" should correct me if I'm wrong. There was just one of these little guys, eating the skeleton shrimp that came off of my air-dried cages. I worked for many years in wildlife biology, and I love that I get to watch wildlife all day on my farm. Six and a half years in, and I'm still seeing new critters!