Sunday, May 23, 2010

Bull Kelp Talk! May 21st, 2010.

Marine Naturalists, Rachel & Kristen talk to passengers about Bull Kelp, an important part of the local ecological puzzle.

Bull kelp is the fastest growing seaweed in the world. It can grow from a tiny spore into a 200 foot long plant in one Summer!

By winter, the kelp are dying. Storms and waves leave them on the beach, where they appear as brown "bull whips." The decomposing kelp provides food and beach shelter for scavenging amphipods and other animals.

To learn more about Bull Kelp visit the website listed below;

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