[Global] Dense aggregations of tall, brown seaweeds are commonly found along temperate coastlines. These underwater kelp forests Continue reading Are microbes to blame for the loss of underwater seaweed forests?
[Australia] Research published today into the state of kelp forests around the world shows they are being degraded into flat seascapes
[Global] Kelp forests — luxuriant coastal ecosystems that are home to a wide variety of marine biodiversity — are being wiped out from Continue reading Alastair Bland: As oceans warm, the world’s kelp forests begin to disappear
[Global] From the use of seaweed for bleaching linen, to Roman emperors eating oysters as aphrodisiacs, human culture along the Continue reading How underwater gardening can rewild the Atlantic Ocean
[USA] When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that Continue reading Where’s the kelp? Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests
[UK] A group of residents in Co Cork is protesting the government’s decision to grant a licence for the mass mechanical harvesting of Continue reading Locals angered by ‘lack of consultation’ by government over mass harvesting of seaweed
[UK] Over 200 residents of the Bantry area gathered at the Maritime Hotel last Sunday to voice their concerns at a plan, which Continue reading Protestors intensify campaign against Bantry kelp farm
[Australia] Underwater kelp forests are at risk of being wiped out as seaweed-eating fish become more voracious, thanks to the warming Continue reading Kelp forests under threat by warming ocean waters
[Australia] Large stretches of kelp forests off the western coast of Australia were destroyed by a marine heat wave between 2010 and 2013, Continue reading Ocean heat wave kills kelp forests off West Australian coast
Welcome to tropical Sydney, where colourful surgeonfishes and parrotfishes are plentiful, corals have replaced kelp forests, and underwater life seems brighter, more colourful and all-round better. Or is it?
While this vision of a future Sydney is Continue reading Sydney’s waters could be tropical in decades, here’s the bad news…