The Kelp Crisis
Kelp ecosystems in California are in a state of crisis. In some parts of the state, more than 90% of kelp forests have disappeared in the last 10 years. by the proliferation of purple sea urchins, as their predators disappear from human impacts and climate.
Clearing "urchin barrens" allows rapidly growing kelp to regrow and re-establish into a healthy kelp forest - creating habitat for marine life and sequestering carbon emissions.
The latest science shows that globally, kelp forests can sequester more carbon than mangrove forests - restoring these sequoias of the sea is to solving climate change.