Polar Algae Forests Explored in The Arctic

3/31/2010 09:28:00 AM ·

A few months ago, I did an article on marine kelp forests, which are typically found in cold, nutrient-rich water. Just recently, however, algae forests found in arctic waters of Antarctica are being compared to kelp forests found in the temperate waters of California. Deep see expeditions are presently underway to investigate the different species found, one in which in 50 feet long and 4 feet wide. 

A special mention goes to © 2010 National Geographic; Video courtesy Chuck Amsler, UAB

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