Marine ecologists study the effects of giant kelp on groups of organisms in the underwater forest ecosystem

Via Phys.org

"Since then, much scientific research has focused on the presence of giant kelp and the range of biodiversity it supports. Many marine biologists think of the world's biggest alga as the keystone species of its ecosystem, not only in terms of its structure—a huge forestlike environment under the sea—but also in terms of its tremendous productivity in supplying food for the near-shore ecosystem."

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