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GIANT KELP SILK SCARF

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GIANT KELP SILK SCARF

130.00

NO WORDS FOR THE WAY YOU MOVE

Make like a sea otter on and wrap yourself up in GIANT KELP!  This lovely silk scarf will keep you warm on foggy days on the California coast.  Patterned from an image of a kelp blade washed ashore, with the famous white sand of Carmel Beach filling it’s rilled texture for contrast, this alluring pattern offers a unique and sexy camouflage.

This 20"x70" scarf is printed on 100% silk chiffon and has a delicate hand-rolled hem.

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 silk scarf will keep you warm on foggy days on the California coast.  Patterned from an image of a kelp blade washed ashore, with the famous white sand of Carmel Beach filling it’s rilled texture for contrast, this alluring pattern offers a unique and sexy camouflage.

This 20"x70" scarf is printed on 100% silk chiffon and has a delicate hand-rolled hem.

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

ARLEY MUTH | Carmel Valley, California

Arley is a marine ecologist who has been studying kelp and kelp forests for over a decade here in the Monterey Bay. Current doctoral research is taking her to the Arctic Ocean to study the effects of global climate change on algae in even colder waters... When Arley is not underwater, she may be on the water - paddleboarding... backpacking the Sierras, or playing her handmade banjo.  Arley has spent time doing underwater research off the coast of Chile as well. Arley loves kelp, which brings to mind those well-quoted Rumi words: "Let the beauty you love be what you do."