Subsistence. What does that word mean to you? To many Alaskans, subsistence is a way of life: living off the land and the ocean. There's a saying here that "When the tide is out, the table is set." Take a stroll at low tide and you will encounter a life clinging to every available surface. Rainbows of snails. Carpets of mussels. Forests of kelp.
This is a video about Bidarkis, An invertebrate critter that is important for both native culture and modern science.
I edited for an upcoming exhibit at the Pratt Museum along with Wendy Erd, another local filmmaker.