Kelp forests are one of the most important ecosystems on earth. They’re home to an immense and diverse array of marine life and act as a vital carbon sink for our planet.
But they’re under threat. Here’s why.
Climate change + overfishing of predators = too many urchins
Urchins eat kelp. And right now – these brainless, heartless, lungless creatures - are turning luscious kelp forests into useless barren wastelands. This is happening now, and it’s happening on a massive scale.
But all is not lost. Given the chance, kelp grows at an astonishing rate (up to 18 inches a day with the right conditions). To restore the kelp forests, all we need is a sustainable way to remove those hungry urchins from the seabed.