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 The bull kelp present on South Georgia is Macrocystic pyrifera. It is one of the fastest growing things on the planet, up to two feet a day. Lamarck, in addition to describing the clam/mussel, is known as the man to have first used the term “biology” in its modern sense. These words are taken from his description of the closely-related Modiola trapesina. Gaimardia was not described as a separate species until 1852.
Elizabeth Bradfield is the author of the poetry collections Once Removed, Approaching Ice, and Interpretive Work. Her poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, West Branch, Orion and many anthologies. She has been awarded a Stegner Fellowship, the Audre Lorde Prize, and was a finalist for the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. Founder and editor-in-chief of Broadsided Press, she lives on Cape Cod, works as a naturalist locally as well as on expedition ships in the polar regions, and teaches creative writing at Brandeis University.