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Science Discovery: Importance of our Kelp Forests
Mon 17 Jan 2022 at 19:30 to 21:00  
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Dr Ian Hendy, Dept Marine Biology, Portsmouth University

Basingstoke IVC Science Group is providing advance booking notice for this talk from the Emsworth Science Discovery Group. You wil  need to register your email with the SDG to receive the event link at:

sciencediscoverygroup@gmail.co.uk.

SUMMARY Coastal and near-shore marine vegetated ecosystems are essential for life on Earth. Ecosystems including mangrove forests, saltmarsh, seagrass beds and kelp forests are incredible carbon sinks. These habitats drawdown huge amounts of carbon from the atmosphere, and deliver an amazing list of ecosystem services including mitigation of climate change, improving water quality, and significant enhancement to fishery biomass. However, we are losing these essential ecosystems rapidly. We have seen between 80 to 90 % loss of kelp forests spanning Canada to Norway and at the current rate of loss, the UK will have zero kelp forests by the end of this century. We are working to restore kelp forests within a 300 Km2 area of Sussex coastline. 

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