Making an Impression: The Art and Science of Drying Seaweeds

photo: E. Loury

It’s a few steps up from pressing flowers in the pages of your phone books, but the concept is the same.  Phycology student Sara Hutto shows an algal press from the MLML herbarium (that’s plant collection) to teachers from the Teacher Enhancement Program.  Drying seaweeds is an easy, compact way to store the plants for later study – and it also produces great decorations for cards.