Kelp Bed Biology

MBC has a long history of research into and monitoring of kelp beds along the California coast; this history includes restoration of kelp beds and assessments of transplant successes. Long-term projects include the monitoring of kelp beds from Ventura to Imperial Beach, and the restoration of kelp along the Orange County and Santa Barbara County, California coastlines for the California Department of Fish and Game. The late Dr. Wheeler J. North, a world-recognized expert in kelp bed biology, was a principal of MBC.