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  • noun Plural form of kelp.

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  • Brown algae called kelps grow the largest and can be easily viewed from the surface.

    Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

  • Related to the kelps is the giant kelp of the Pacific (_Macrocystis_), which is said sometimes to reach a length of three hundred metres.

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  • The frilly crinolated forms that you see in corals, and kelps, and sponges, and nudibranchs, is a form of geometry known as hyperbolic geometry.

    Margaret Wertheim on the beautiful math of coral

  • The frilly crinolated forms that you see in corals, and kelps, and sponges, and nudibranchs, is a form of geometry known as hyperbolic geometry.

    Margaret Wertheim on the beautiful math of coral

  • The frilly crinolated forms that you see in corals, and kelps, and sponges, and nudibranchs, is a form of geometry known as hyperbolic geometry.

    Margaret Wertheim on the beautiful math of coral

  • As it has grown the reef has spawned, dividing and growing into multiple sub-reefs, each with its own unique ecology of corals, anemones, kelps and other sea life.

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  • As it has grown the reef has spawned, dividing and growing into multiple sub-reefs, each with its own unique ecology of corals, anemones, kelps and other sea life.

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  • Their disproportionate impacts stem from their voracious appetite for sea urchins, herbivorous invertebrates whose feeding on kelps in turn determine whether rocky bottoms will become dominated by large kelps (in the absence of urchins) versus by crustose calcified algae (in the presence of urchins).

    Keystone species

  • The sea otter Enhydra lutris can be considered a keystone predator because its voracious feeding on herbivorous sea urchins allows kelps to flourish along the rocky coast, along with an entire ecosystem associated with these large marine plants.

    Keystone species

  • And under those kelps -- this is why the Molas come there because it's spa time for the Molas there.

    Tierney Thys swims with the giant sunfish

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