Kelp is On the Way!

Bull Kelp
Bull kelp in 2014, before a die-off decimated kelp forests in California. (CDFW)

Scientists are mobilizing to aid California’s crashing kelp forests, which have been decimated due to a combination of stressors, including warming oceans, the disappearance of sea stars and an associated population explosion of purple urchins.

Researchers and collaborators with UC Davis’ Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute were awarded just over $500,000 as part of the 2020 Kelp Recovery Research Program, which is funded jointly by California Sea Grant and the California Ocean Protection Council, in collaboration with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Read more on the UC Davis Science and Climate Blog