To read the full story click here.Log booms along the shores of Nanaimo's Duke Point and Gabriola Island may be destroying vital kelp habitats.Residents on the island working to create a map of the area's bull kelp say they discovered dead zones they believe are caused by log booms.Kelp is an essential part of the food chain and shoreline ecology. Its nutrients can be traced from sea urchins to sea birds.Michael Mehta is the co-ordinator of Help the Kelp, the group that has been mapping kelp around the area of Gabriola Island.
Why is bull kelp necessary?
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Story in Nanaimo Daily News: Log booms trap kelp off Gabriola; Essential part of food chain, ecology
In an August 5 2013 article in the Nanaimo Daily News by Ben Ingram, Help the Kelp is profiled. Ben wrote: