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Kelp forests are tiered like terrestrial rainforests and serve as key habitats for many marine animals. NOAA hide caption

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New fossils suggest kelp forests have swayed in the seas for at least 32 million years

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This kelp forest in the Galapagos is made up of an unknown kelp species and grows at a depth of 50 to 60 meters. Salomé Buglass hide caption

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Why finding kelp in the Galapagos is like finding a polar bear in the Bahamas

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Since purple sea urchins have eaten up their food supply, many of them are empty inside. Erika Mahoney/KAZU hide caption

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Saving California's Kelp Forest May Depend On Eating Purple Sea Urchins

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Kelp plants grow on a 30-foot-long, white PVC pole suspended in the water. If this is successful, instead of just one row, there would be a whole platform, hundreds of meters across and hundreds of meters deep, full of kelp plants. Courtesy of David Ginsburg/Wrigley Institute hide caption

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Scientists Hope To Farm The Biofuel Of The Future In The Pacific Ocean

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Matt Kern harvests wild bull kelp for salsa that he and his partner, Lisa Heifetz, are selling as part of his new business. Courtesy of Matt Kern and Lisa Heifetz hide caption

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