Thursday, February 25, 2010

Kelp Forests

Macrocystis pyrifera is a species of kelp found off the shores of Western America in the Pacific Ocean. These kelps are some of the largest kelps on the Earth. These giant kelp may grow up to 60 meters in height (200 ft). My research will focus on :

How the kelp grow so tall.

What kind of life is supported by the kelp forests.

What impact the forests have on the environment.

1 comment:

  1. This is a pretty broad topic. Look into it some more and let me know what specific area of research you plan to cover.