Posted by Steve on October 30, 2002 at 10:27:44:
In Reply to: OK, so what method would you use in a kelp forest? posted by Chuck Tribolet on October 30, 2002 at 09:20:39:
"OK, how would you measure damage in a kelp forest?"
Measure the difference in abundance with all species including all the invertebrates against a often dived site to a remote site that is seldom visited. You will see and be able to measure the collateral damage that has been caused by all of us.
"BTW, there is a study (Ruiz) that shows that
anchoring does not do significant damage to the
Monterey ecosystem. This was a quite unexpected
I don't believe that for a minute. Again compare sites where anchors are dropped against sites where they aren't.
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