SeaTrees Kelp Forest Restoration at Palos Verdes

Kelp Forest Regeneration
California has lost 90% of its kelp forests in the last 10 years. Caused by the proliferation of purple sea urchins, as their predators disappear from human impacts and climate change.

Clearing "urchin barrens" allows rapidly growing kelp to make a healthy kelp forest in a few months. This creates habitat for marine life and sequesters carbon dioxide.

The Fastest Growing Organism
Kelp grows 2 feet per day. Kelp forests provide habitat and food for over 700 species of algae, invertebrates, and fish.

Extraordinary Carbon Sequestration
The latest science shows that 11% of kelp growth each year is permanently sequestered in the deep ocean. Globally, kelp sequesters more carbon than all of the world's mangrove forests combined. So restoring kelp is critical to solving climate change.

Project Partner
SeaTrees has partnered with The Bay Foundation to regenerate kelp forests in Southern California.