How Giant Kelp May Respond to Climate Change

Jordan Hollarsmith of UC Davis and Michael Doane of San Diego State University collect reproductive fronds from a San Diego kelp forest. (Photo by Kristen Elsmore)
Jordan Hollarsmith of UC Davis and Michael Doane of San Diego State University collect reproductive fronds from a San Diego kelp forest. (Photo by Kristen Elsmore)

In a Changing Ocean, Giant Kelp’s Reproductive Success Depends on Where It’s From

When a marine heat wave hit California’s coast in 2014, it brought ocean temperatures that were high for Northern California but fairly normal for a Southern California summer. Much of the giant kelp in the north died in the heat wave, while southern populations survived.

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