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GIANT KELP CASHMERE WRAP

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GIANT KELP CASHMERE WRAP

280.00

NO WORDS FOR THE WAY YOU MOVE

Make like a sea otter on and wrap yourself up in GIANT KELP!  This lovely large cashmere wrap will keep you warm on foggy days on the California coast.  It's thin and delicate, and exquisitely soft against your skin.  It's large enough to cover a redwood slab table (27"x78"), and makes a nice wall hanging as well! Patterned from the new growth tips of giant kelp that wash ashore in autumn's large swells here on the Central Coast, this bold pattern was designed to make you feel like you are underwater.

HABITAT + LIFESTYLE

What can we love about giant kelp? Everything!  Kelp is what makes the nearshore waters of the Monterey Bay into a cold water paradise. This PROLIFIC algae, which can grow up to 18” a day in the summer sun, and up to 100 feet tall, forms a dense underwater forest that provides NURTURING habitat to thousands of other species – mollusks, urchins, anemone, abalone, fish, plankton, jellies, otters, harbor seals, sea lions, leopard sharks, and more.  Kelp is truly EVOLVED, with adaptations that allow it to thrive and move with unspeakable GRACE in the constant surge. It's floats keep each blade upturned toward the sun, whose corrugated texture maximizes surface area  for direct absorption of seawater nutrients. 

STATUS

Fifty years ago, the kelp forests were in a state of decline in the Monterey Bay and along the Big Sur Coast, until the California Sea Otter, once thought to be extinct, made an amazing comeback. Sea otter predation keeps populations of purple sea urchins in check, which in turn prevents the kelp forest from being totally consumed by these and other species.  The size and distribution of Giant Kelp forests has fluctuated greatly over the last few decades. Kelp canopies have generally declined locally since data collection began in 1967. Stressors include warming water, intense storms, increased turbidity and siltation from development, and trophic imbalances in the food chain rendered through fishing activities. 

CONSERVATION PARTNER: MISSION BLUE

1% of the profit on your purchase goes directly to Mission Blue, working to create a global network of marine protected areas. 

SIZING + CARE

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NO WORDS FOR THE WAY YOU MOVE

Make like a sea otter on and wrap yourself up in GIANT KELP!  This lovely large cashmere wrap will keep you warm on foggy days on the California coast.  It's thin and delicate, and exquisitely soft against your skin.  It's large enough to cover a redwood slab table (27"x78"), and makes a nice wall hanging as well! Patterned from the new growth tips of giant kelp that wash ashore in autumn's large swells here on the Central Coast, this bold pattern was designed to make you feel like you are underwater.

HABITAT + LIFESTYLE

What can we love about giant kelp? Everything!  Kelp is what makes the nearshore waters of the Monterey Bay into a cold water paradise. This PROLIFIC algae, which can grow up to 18” a day in the summer sun, and up to 100 feet tall, forms a dense underwater forest that provides NURTURING habitat to thousands of other species – mollusks, urchins, anemone, abalone, fish, plankton, jellies, otters, harbor seals, sea lions, leopard sharks, and more.  Kelp is truly EVOLVED, with adaptations that allow it to thrive and move with unspeakable GRACE in the constant surge. It's floats keep each blade upturned toward the sun, whose corrugated texture maximizes surface area  for direct absorption of seawater nutrients. 

STATUS

Fifty years ago, the kelp forests were in a state of decline in the Monterey Bay and along the Big Sur Coast, until the California Sea Otter, once thought to be extinct, made an amazing comeback. Sea otter predation keeps populations of purple sea urchins in check, which in turn prevents the kelp forest from being totally consumed by these and other species.  The size and distribution of Giant Kelp forests has fluctuated greatly over the last few decades. Kelp canopies have generally declined locally since data collection began in 1967. Stressors include warming water, intense storms, increased turbidity and siltation from development, and trophic imbalances in the food chain rendered through fishing activities. 

CONSERVATION PARTNER: MISSION BLUE

1% of the profit on your purchase goes directly to Mission Blue, working to create a global network of marine protected areas. 

SIZING + CARE

DANIELLE CROOK | Santa Cruz, CA

Danielle, a Santa Cruz native, is a successful actress, singer, music educator, model, not to mention a passionate tidepool hunter and beachcomber with a deep appreciation even for the tiniest forms of life – a kindred spirit to say the least! Grateful to have Danielle lend her beauty to Anima's mission!