Independent, Dems Count on Kelp for Critical Coastal Community Flexibility
What do Maine, Oregon and California have in common? Senators who are looking to restore seaweed ecosystems. More specifically, kelp.
Democrats Jeff Merkley, Ore., and Jared Huffman, Calif., and Independent Angus King, Maine, recently introduced the bicameral Help Our Kelp Act.
Over the last 50 years, the changing climate, poor water quality and overfishing have damaged between 40 and 60 percent of our kelp forests, the senators said in a press release. Kelp forest ecosystems not only provide food and habitat for hundreds of fish and ...Full Story »