“All seaweeds are edible, but not all are palatable” says Dr. Ryan Drum, who is considered one of the top medicinal algae experts in North America. Seaweeds have higher nutritional content than land plants, but we often overlook them as a food source from the ocean. Come dive with expert Haruka Ito to sustainably harvest seaweeds and learn to cook with them!
Identify marine algae species
Establish sustainable and safe practices for harvesting seaweeds
Learn how to process harvested seaweeds for food/medicine use
Discuss the nutritional and medicinal values of marine algae
Guided dives led by biologist Haruka Ito
Prepared seaweed tastings
Hands on learning experience to immerse yourself in the world of seaweeds
Own set of cup, plate, utensils (to help reduce waste)
Gallon sized zip-lock bag
Optional Items to Bring:
Fishing License with Ocean Enhancement Stamp (if you want to harvest)
Game Bag (for harvesting)
Underwater Slate and/or Camera for notes
Please call Ocean Safari at (626) 287-6283 to sign up!