FROM ALASKA TO BAJA: COOPERATIVE RESEARCH EFFORT DOCUMENTS KELP MIGRATION

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Predicting changes in structure and function of ecosystems requires large-scale and long-term studies. We integrated kelp forest data from 469 sites/373 species spanning Alaska, USA, to Baja California, Mexico.

Results from a recent publication suggest that coastal communities that are dependent on kelp forests will be more impacted in the southern portion of the California Current region, highlighting the urgency of implementing adaptive strategies to sustain livelihoods and ensure food security.

Read the paper here and check the following news if you want to know more about it.

https://news.ucsc.edu/2020/09/kelp-forests.html

http://www.iris.uga.edu/2020/09/09/from-alaska-to-baja-cooperative-research-effort-documents-kelp-migration/

https://oceansolutions.stanford.edu/stories-events/mexico-alaska-cooperative-research-effort-discovers-kelp-migration

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