Why is bull kelp necessary?

Why is bull kelp necessary?

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Help the Kelp in the news: Article in Flying Shingle

"There is some evidence of increased growth of bull kelp off the shores of Gabriola, but kelp helpers who attempted to reseed kelp beds in the fall of 2009 don’t know whether it was due to their efforts.

So they are undertaking a second initiative to reseed the beds,  Gabriolan Michael Mehta said in a Tuesday interview with The Shingle at his home on Berry Point Road. But this time they will use a number of approaches to see which works best, he said."

To read more go to the original article here


Gabriola Island resident Dr. Michael Mehta holds a bull kelp that washed ashore.
Photo by Chris Bowers, The Flying Shingle.

1 comment:

Aerin Jacob said...

Great article! It's inspiring to hear about restoration projects involving citizen-science. Seems like a good opportunity to involve a variety of local stakeholders (ecotourism, fisheries, residents, scientists). I'm keen to learn more about the project -- will get in touch!