Boiling Point

by Boiling Point
posted 08/11/2016

Kelp Forest mass decline

One of the most popular Boiling Point shows from 2016. Dr Thomas Wernberg from the University of Western Australia delved into the fortuitous research that is monitoring Australia’s disappearing kelp forests. He has shared some resources on YouTube plus you can read all the details in this informative article from The Conversation

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Image Source: Dr Thomas Wernberg University of Western Australia

“In a collaborative 15-year study across 2,000 kilometres of coastline, researchers have found an apparent extinction of these highly valuable ocean forests along a 100 km stretch. The marine heatwave observed in 2011, appears to be the tipping point that has driven a community-wide shift from temperate kelp forests to one dominated by tropical algae, fish and coral”

 

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