News tagged with kelp forest

The rise of turfs—flattening of global kelp forests

Research published today into the state of kelp forests around the world shows they are being degraded into flat seascapes carpeted by short, unwanted turf-algae – and the Western Australian coastline is one of the worst-affected ...

dateJan 18, 2018 in Ecology
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Sea urchins—from pest to plate

It is one of the most valued seafood products and destroys kelp forests worth millions of NOK. Can sea urchin harvest be profitable? This is the subject of a project led by the Norwegian Institute of Water Research (NIVA). ...

dateAug 10, 2017 in Ecology
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Tracking giant kelp from space

Citizen scientists worldwide are invited to take part in marine ecology research, and they won't have to get their feet wet to do it. The Floating Forests project, an initiative spearheaded by scientists at UC Santa Barbara ...

dateAug 01, 2014 in Environment
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