New research suggests these underwater canopies provide hundreds of billions of dollars in value to society.
When we stopped whaling, the whales recovered. But our vital kelp forests won’t return without our help.
An ambitious restoration challenge aims to restore these forgotten forests.
UNSW researchers have solved the mystery of why and how ocean ‘hotspots’ are forming so fast, by examining the winds that influence the ocean currents heating these areas.
Marine ecologists from UNSW Sydney have pieced together the untold history of kelp forest management around the world. The findings will help us understand how we can bring this vital ecosystem back from the brink.
Cool-water kelp forests are vanishing, eaten by tropical species moving south on warming waters, write Adriana Vergés, Peter Steinberg and Thomas Wernberg.