This refers to a PREVIOUS SW, held February 6, 2016
Please see this page for the most recent Sound Waters information
B.10 Kelp: Ecology, Stressors, and Species Identification.Helen Berry, Tom Mumford

Our region has one of the most diverse kelp communities in the world, with twenty-three species found locally. While there are over 600 species of marine algae, kelp play a disproportionate role in Washington’s marine ecosystem.

The first part of the course will provide an overview of kelp ecology, stressors and restoration.

The second part of the course will be focused on identification of local species using photographs, keys, herbarium sheets and other resources.

You will come away with a greater understanding of the connectivity of the marine ecosystem and the role kelp play in it.

close up photo of kelp

[back to top]