Since it was first installed on the tidal zone at Bayfield, Portree in 2017, the CLIMAVORE Oyster Table has been slowly settling into its surroundings. Not only a habitat for oysters and mussels, during our last visit, we noted a wide range of species living on and around the table. At first glance, it appears like one type of seaweed, however on closer inspection we were able to identify a whole variety of different wracks, lettuces and weeds.
One seaweed with many names; Feamainn-bhuidhe, Ascophyllum Nodosum, Egg Wrack, Knotted Kelp and Rockweed, can live for up to 15 years.
Brown seaweeds have been known to remove heavy metals from their environment (Sánchez-Rodríguez et al., 2001; Davis et al., 2003) and can be used to remediate contaminated waters.
CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones is an ongoing project with Cooking Sections, exploring how forms of eating can address environmental regeneration.