Another vital forest at risk: Scientists fear warming water could be killing off Puget Sound's kelp

Discussion in 'Plants: In the News' started by Junglekeeper, Oct 13, 2019.

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    Thank you for posting - I just said to a community member here that I have not seen a stray detached kelp in the tideline nr Vancouver BC for ages — we used to drag them around and try to flip them like whips at others (bull kelp?) ... all those kid antics

    For us - the kelp was a very helpful boating navigation safety marker because usually the kelp bed was an indication of a hidden rock reef that was not necessarily marked on charts or by a buoy etc.

    And to think how many other species count on kelp too.
     
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