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Title: About Kelp Watch 2015 | Kelp Watch 2015

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... California State University Long Beach and Dr Kai Vetter UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and designed to determine the extent of possible radionuclide contamination primarily Cesium 137 134 of our kelp forest ecosystem from seawater arriving from Fukushima in 2014 Initiated by Dr Manley in early November 2013 the project relies on sampling canopy blades of the Giant Kelp Macrocystis and Bull Kelp Nereocystis several times during 2014 The project started as California centric but has continued to grow beyond the California coastline and includes locations in Baja Mexico Oregon Washington British Columbia and Alaska A site off the Chilean coast will serve as a reference sample Although kelps brown seaweeds of the Order Laminariales do not occur in tropical waters related brown seaweed Sargassum will also be collected from waters off Hawaii and Guam To date a total of 48 separate populations will be sampled 31 in California waters led by 52 marine scientists and numerous assistants The participants are primarily from academia but also include educators from private organizations Initially all participants agreed to participate pro bono Early in 2014 USC Sea Grant and California State University Council on Ocean Affairs Science Technology COAST agreed to...

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IP address: 128.32.189.171
Country code: US
Country: United States
Region: California
City: Berkeley
ZIP: 94720
Time Zone: -08:00
Latitude: 37.8692 Longitude: -122.256