Jungle Down There: What's a kelp forest doing in the tropics?

1:00pm, September 26, 2007

Biologists say that they've found dense, underwater forests of kelp, a cold-water lover, off the tropical Galápagos Islands.

And a new computer model predicts that many more of these richly productive ecosystems could lie undiscovered in low-latitude oceans, say Michael Graham of Moss Landing (Calif.) Marine Laboratories and an international team of collaborators.

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