kelp forest aquarium


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  • Location: Monterey Bay Aquarium, California, USA
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  • Info: This live webcam of the Kelp Forest exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is in one of the tallest aquarium exhibits in the world. You'll get a diver's-eye-view of sardines, leopard sharks, wolf-eels and a host of other fishes as they weave through swaying fronds of kelp, just like they do in their natural habitat.
  • More Info: Sea kelp is among the largest species of seaweed. Unlike other kinds of seaweed, sea kelp fixes itself to a single spot and groups together to form thick forests. Kelp forests grow predominantly on the Pacific Coast, from Alaska and Canada to the waters of Baja California. Kelp forests provide not only shelter, but also a source of food for a variety of invertebrates, fish, marine mammals, and birds. The species called giant kelp is one of the fastest growing plants in nature and can grow up to two feet per day !