Web edition: July 9, 2001
We can't see this forest for the seas, but several Web sites offer colorful introductions to the variety and complexity of kelp forests. The State University of New York at Stony Brook site presents a photo album of different kelp forests. The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary pages summarize the ecology of these complex ecosystems.
Go to: http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/marinebio/kelpforest.html and http://bonita.mbnms.nos.noaa.gov/sitechar/kelp.html.