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kelp forest

  • Urchins emerge to forage on living kelp when they can’t catch kelp scraps, mowing down swaths of the underwater forest
  • The work of the many collaborators at the SBC LTER
    The work of the many collaborators at the SBC LTER
    Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research program harnesses power of collaboration to understand and help protect the ocean
  • The most detailed look at kelp forests to date finds unseen parasites dominate species interactions
  • Ecologists piece together an overlooked source of nutrients in Southern California kelp forests
  • Researchers find biodiversity stabilizes kelp forest ecosystems far more than expected
  • Marine ecologists study the effects of giant kelp on groups of organisms in the underwater forest ecosystem
  • sheephead
    Larger sheephead that consume bigger urchins help keep the spiny creature population under control
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