Re: Kelp die-off?

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Posted by Bch Divr on September 03, 2007 at 19:54:46:

In Reply to: Kelp die-off? posted by Frank O on September 03, 2007 at 17:49:19:

I've noticed the die off in both La Jolla Cove and Malibu last month. In LJ Cove not only has the surface kelp decreased but also the large beds of surf grass in the shallower spots are dying or dead.
Interesting, after diving with bad viz and warm temps (8ft and 72deg surface) in the Cove, I remarked same to divers gearing up in the park and they said that the kelp sloughs its outer layers in warm temperatures, reducing the visibility. I had never heard that before and could not vouch for it.

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