Threatened Habitats: Kelp Forests

Kelp forests shelter many kinds of life in temperate coastal waters of the Americas, Europe, and Asia, but these habitats are vulnerable to declining water quality, over-harvesting of kelp and fish, and fluctuations in water temperature.

photo © by Norbert Wu

Ocean Planet Exhibition Floorplan

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Judith Gradwohl, Smithsonian Institution (Curator/Ocean Planet)