Why is bull kelp necessary?

Why is bull kelp necessary?

Friday, July 5, 2013

Help the Kelp's new research boat "Kelpie"

Help the Kelp on Gabriola Island BC is undertaking a large and complex bull kelp mapping exercise of the entire island. With research funding made available from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, the team has purchased a used inflatable boat and new motor.

Please welcome "Kelpie." She's a 8.5' Zodiac soft-bottomed inflatable boat that was purchased at a subsidized price from Bill Beedie of Gabriola Automotive. Thanks Bill!

The team also purchased a special environmentally-sound 5 HP outboard motor made by Lehr that runs on propane. This motor was provided at a substantially reduced price by West Marine in Nanaimo, and we wish to thank the manager Charlie (right) and store employee (and fellow project member) Douglas.

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