The grips on your gumboots give way under foot as a slippery blade of seaweed threatens to plunge you off the rocky shoreline into the cold waters of the Pacific. But what kind of seaweed is to blame? Now, a new phone app can help you find out!
The coffee hadn’t kicked in yet, but there is an unspoken excitement in the air despite the constant drizzle working its way through well-worn Gore-Tex. The tide is dropping to low, and this team of a dozen scientists has biodiversity to study.