Why is bull kelp necessary?

Why is bull kelp necessary?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Help The Kelp Profiled in the Nanaimo News Bulletin

Tamara Cunningham wrote:

Citizen scientists were all smiles as they caught their first glimpse of young kelp bobbing beneath Gabriola Island’s Clark Bay.
“I had snorkeled down before we planted the spores ... and observed very little life and no kelp whatsoever,” said Nancy Laird, a Help the Kelp volunteer working to reforest kelp beds off Gabriola Island. “Six months later, there were actually small kelp plants.
“When you are 20 feet under the water you can’t go whoopee, but I guess I let out a few more bubbles from my regulator.”
Help the Kelp, a group of citizen scientists, tested a new technique last summer to replant kelp with hopes of helping to fight the loss of the underwater beds.

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