Annual Report of Kelp Restoration Activities, including Stated Components in Scientific Collection Permit (SCP). Prepared for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Annual Report of Kelp Restoration Activities, including Stated Components in Scientific Collecting Permit (SCP). Prepared for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Overpopulation of purple sea urchins (strongylocentrotus purpuratus) has caused “urchin barrens” impacting red sea urchin (mesocentrotus franciscanus) gonad production, a high-value sushi product important to fisheries. Destructive purple sea urchin grazing is also the leading cause of kelp deforestation in the world and has multi-trophic level impacts on species’ use of kelp forest habitat resources. Kelp restoration… Continue reading Urchin Gonad Response to Kelp Forest Restoration on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, California
This guidebook includes TBF’s work on the Palos Verdes Restoration Project on page 71.
Across the globe, one major threat is the rising ocean. If greenhouse gas emissions are not curbed, global sea levels could rise by 1.5 feet. There has already been a significant erosion in certain areas along the California coastline. To combat some of the erosion already occurring and ideally prevent further erosion in the future, environmentalists… Continue reading Environmentalists Look to Dunes as Oceans Rise
Special operations military vets such as Roger Sparks came all the way from Alaska on a special mission with NFL Green to restore kelp forests that have been decimated from an overpopulated sea urchin species. …This restoration project, led by The Bay Foundation, is one way the NFL is offsetting its environmental impact with the help of underwater… Continue reading NFL Environmental Program Works to Mitigate Carbon Footprint of Super Bowl
Watch as NFL Green and the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee teamed up with Pepsi Stronger Together, Force Blue, The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and scientists from the Bay Foundation to clean up Cabrillo Beach and restore a kelp forest.
NFL Green and the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee will work with various community groups and experts from the Bay Foundation and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium on a kelp forest restoration project off Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro, as well as a beach cleanup and education. Teams of divers will remove thousands of purple sea… Continue reading NFL to Embark on Super Bowl Green Week Environmental Efforts
Updated interview with Tom Ford and Heather Burdick of the Bay Foundation about the magic of kelp forests, their importance in mitigating climate change, the role of sea urchins, and restoration of abalone off the coast of Los Angeles.
This infographic depicts the story of white abalone and what TBF is doing to restore their populations.