How can there be a forest underwater? What lives there? How are underwater forests affected by its organisms? How can underwater forests live in some places but not others?
Find out the answers to these questions and more in this eight-week workshop!
Underwater Forests will explore the different types of kelp that create these ecosystems and the different types of organisms they support—both offshore and onshore. Underwater forests are extremely influential systems! We’ll look closely at the miniature ecosystem found on each kelp individual and how kelp individuals interact with each other. We will also explore how kelp ecosystems are influenced by abiotic (non-living) and biotic (living) factors.
Spoiler alert: An underwater forest isn’t only kelp!