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The following atricles contain information about
Sea-Beans, Drift Seeds, and Other Things that Float


  • Seedy Seafarers  ©Naqqi Manco; TIMES of the Islands; Fall 2010, No. 92, pages 24-30.

  • Andy Brandt - Sea Beans and Art  ©Nancy Terrell; All At Sea, July 2008

  • Knowing Beans About the Beach.  ©Julie Powers; Coastwatch, 2003

  • Heroes in the Seaweed  ©Joanne Findley; Vero Beach Magazine, 2002

  • Hitchhiking on Currents, The Saga of Sea Beans.  ©National Geographic Magazine, Oct. 2000 (vol. 198, No. 4)

  • Message in a Bottle.   ©Kevin Krajick, ©Rick Rickman;  Smithsonian Magazine, 2001



  • See also: Books on Sea-Beans


    "Seedy Seafarers"
    by Naqqi Manco
    Fall 2010; No. 92; pages 24-30.
    TIMES of the Islands, A publication "Sampling the Soul of the Turks & Caicos Islands"


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    "Andy Brandt - Sea Beans and Art"
    by Nancy Terrell
    All At Sea, July 2008

    This is an article about an artist, Andy Brandt, who was born in Germany and later lived in Florida. She and her husband Roger decided to sell their Florida home and sail their boat, the Oma & Opa (German for Granny and Gramps), throughout the Caribbean. Andy's artistic talents were used to paint marine motifs on sea-beans.

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    "Knowing Beans About the Beach"
    by Julie Powers, with photos by Ed Perry
    Coastwatch, July 2003;   a publication of North Carolina Sea Grant

     
    This article appeared on pages 23-25 in
    North Carolina Sea Grant's
    "High Season" issue of Coastwatch magazine,
    July 2003

    To facilitate reproducing the photos in high quality format, as well as to provide crisp text for reading and printing, this document is provided as a
    2.7 MB file in Adobe® pdf format.

    This article made available here with permission of
    Coastwatch,   N.C. Sea Grant,
    Julie Powers  and  Ed Perry


    ©Julie Powers, 2003;  All Rights Reserved.
    Photos: ©Ed Perry, 2003;  All Rights Reserved.


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    Vero Beach Magazine
    "Heroes in the Seaweed"

    by Joanne Findley, with photos by Ed Perry
    Vero Beach Magazine, January 2002; pg. 124-134.


    "Treasure Coast"
    takes on a new meaning as beachcombers
    sift through the seaweed on Vero Beach's shore.

    A story about beachcombing adventures of Ed Perry
    and Joanne Findley's nephew, Alden.


    Note: Article not available online.


    Vero Beach Magazine,
    January 2002; pg. 124-134.

    ©Joanne Findley, 2002;  All Rights Reserved.
    Photos: ©Ed Perry, 2002;  All Rights Reserved.



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    National Geographic Magazine "Hitchhiking on Currents, The Saga of Sea Beans"
    A sub-article (pgs. 112-113) in the main article
    "New Eyes on the Oceans" by Ed Jennifer Ackerman; photos by Cary Wolinsky
    National Geographic Magazine, October 2000; pg. 86-115.


    "Hitchhiking on Currents, The Saga of Sea Beans"
    appeared in the National Geographic issue figured to the left.

    The article begins by stating:
    "Seeds and fruits are among the world's most intriguing transoceanic voyagers."

    The photos are superb and page 112 figures various forms of the
    Sea Coconut, Manicaria saccifera
    Page 113 figures the Screw Pine, Anchovy Pear, Crabwood, Tropical Almond, Coral Bean, Box Fruit, Sea Heart, Puzzle Fruit, and Coco-de-Mer.

    Note: Article not available online.

    Back issues of National Gepgraphic can be ordered directly thru them:
    National Geographic Magazine - back issues

    Single issues are also periodically available on eBay:
    Search for: National Geographic 2000 Oct

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    Smithsonian Magazine
    "Message in a Bottle"

    by Kevin Krajick; photos by Rick Rickman
    Smithsonian Magazine, July 2001; pg. 36-47.



    Bathtub toys, Nikes and other “floatables” help scientist Curtis Ebbesmeyer track the oceans’ currents.

    By Kevin Krajick; Photographs by Rick Rickman

    An abbreviated version of the article
    is available online:
    Smithsonian Magazine,
    July 2001; pg. 36-47.
    as well as
    another short version of the article


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