Why is bull kelp necessary?

Why is bull kelp necessary?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mapping and Results

Help The Kelp volunteers have just finished mapping the entire island's bull kelp canopy. It was a wonderful experience with a team composed of new and old volunteers, and the results are promising. We now have two consecutive years of whole island mapping on file and most importantly are able to do two things next.

First, to identify areas on the island that could benefit from replanting.

Second, to compare maps from the Summer of 2013 and 2014 on our replanted zone on the north end of the island.

Below is the map for that region from August 3 2013.

And here's the map from July 29 2014. Things are looking quite promising!

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