Thursday, July 08, 2010

help! kelp?

"Wind gusts won't reach the forecast peak of 90km until later tonight but Rottnest Island is being battered with 50km winds, gusting up to 59kmh."

So it goes on WA Today: we hope the island will still be there in the morning.

It would be much more restful - although not dryer - where this important boffin activity is happening.

An autonomous underwater vehicle is being used to examine a kelp forest on a reef near the beautiful island.

"A focus of the study will be on how kelp forests influence biodiversity and productivity by generating food for valuable resources such as fisheries," CSIRO research scientist Dr Mat Vanderklift said at

"Our observations will enable us to monitor and adapt to processes such as changes to major currents or climate change."

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