Why is bull kelp necessary?

Why is bull kelp necessary?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Help The Kelp Profiled In A New Documenatary

Help The Kelp's work is profiled in this new documentary entitled Directly Affected: Voices Of Our Coast (starting at 3:37 in the trailer).

Podcast: An Overview On Ocean Ecosystems

In this educational podcast, Michael Mehta (Co-Ordinator of Help The Kelp) discusses oceans and fisheries with a particular focus on ecosystem threats, fishing practices, thermohaline circulation and other dynamics, and micro, meso and macro level solutions.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Swim With Seals Blog Features Help the Kelp

In this thoughtful blog posting, Nelson Quiroga of Vancouver, wrote about the important ecological role of sea otters in maintaining the health of marine ecosystems. He also profiled the work of Help the Kelp:

On Gabriola Island a group of volunteers under the direction of Michael Mehta, a professor of environmental studies at Thompson Rivers University, have started an innovative campaign to "help the kelp" by mapping and seeding new beds of kelp around the Island. In addition to helping the existing kelp beds improve their canopies, the goal is to develop cost effective and proven techniques that other communities can copy.  It's all part of a greater message that says if we want to be healthy we need our marine ecosystems to be healthy, and there's no better place to start than with kelp.

To read more click here.