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Researchers Discover Forests of Endangered Tropical Kelp
September 26, 2007
A research team led by San Jose State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara, has discovered forests of a species of kelp previously thought endangered or extinct in deep waters near the Galapagos Islands. The discovery has important implications for biodiversity and the resilience of tropical marine systems to climate change. The research paper describing the discovery is published in this week's online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
University of California-Santa Barbara
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