what is a seabean?

Mucuna_elliptica

A seabean is one of nature’s very own time travellers, carrying a secret from deep in a tropical cloudforest across the oceans to a distant shore. For me, it was the inspiration for my children’s adventure story, and gave me the idea for the time travel device which Alice discovers on the beach one day in St Kilda.

Attenborough

Click on the image above to see David Attenborough talk about seabeans in the BBC series, The Private Life of Plants.