Kelp Trucker Hat
Walk on any west coast beach and you will come across dead bull kelp that have washed ashore. With their slender ‘bull-whip’ stipe capped by a large bulb and blades of hair-like kelp, they are irresistible to children who love to drag, swing and whip them around. Bull kelp die and regenerate annually, which leads to their abundance on beaches. They have an incredible growth rate of up to two feet per day! Like forests on land, bull kelp forests provide a biosphere for a multitude of creatures. But unlike the simple cause and effect of humans logging forests, our effect on kelp forest ecosystems is complex. Sea otter populations were decimated in the 1800’s by fur traders, and further reduced by commercial fishermen competing for limited fish stocks. The sea otter is a key predator of the spiny sea urchin. Bull kelp is then eaten by the unchecked population of urchins. This unbalanced scenario has played out in the waters surrounding the islands of Haida Gwaii. Waters that have no sea otters, resulting in a barren ocean floor covered in urchins.
Trucker: black brim - black mesh - snapback - one size fits all
What a beautiful hat - thank you so much - not sure how to attach the photo but the smile says it all. The hat compliments some of the beautiful artwork in the home- love it - thanks you so much
This Black Tusk hat is my go to for Coastal Mountain adventuring!
Great colours for an active outdoorsy person like me. Lite and breathable for theses hot summer days.
I’ve had people try to take, steal, buy, and trade my Chicadee Trucker Hats away from me. Soooo beautiful! This latest “Jellyfish” design is my favourite so far. Lots of compliments on this one.
Two years ago, my husband, our kids and I visited BC. The beautiful designs remind me of our trip and bring back happy memories. I also find the hat very comfortable to wear.
After accidentally throwing my husband's old hat (which he bought in BC two years ago) in the water in a fjord in Norway during our last vacation, I was super happy to be able to give him the Mount Robson hat as a "replacement" gift. He was delighted!