Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Kelp Forest

Kelp forests are underwater areas with a high density of kelp. They are recognized as one of the most productive and dynamic ecosystems on Earth. A host of invertebrates, fish, marine mammals, and birds exist in kelp forest environs.  Major threats to the health of various kelp forests include marine pollution and water quality, kelp harvesting and fisheries, invasive species and climate change.