Why is bull kelp necessary?

Why is bull kelp necessary?

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Mass devastation of young bull kelp

This evening I was walking the rocky shores in front of my house off Berry Point Road on Gabriola Island and was saddened to see several dozen young bull kelp on the shore. This was within a 100m walk, and upon closer examination most of the kelp appears to be cut approximately 1-2' below the bulb suggesting that an outboard motor likely did the damage.

Here are some photos. We need to find a way to communicate proactively to the boating community about the damage some of them are doing to this precious resource. Any thoughts on how are appreciated.

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