Our underwater forests are largely unobserved, but now they are vanishing. To understand why, scientists dive underwater and look down from spaceand their research reveals a complex system at risk of collapse.
The importance of rebuilding the West Coast sea otter population to eat sea urchins was ignored. Marine Biologists kept secret the last 10 years of kelp forest decline due to sea urchin population explosion. Several dive clubs on the unique NorCal coast tried to help with Urchin Rodeos. Monterey Bay Aquarium releases their sea otter pups into highly farm poisons runoff Elkhorn Slough, not much needed Ano Nuevo bay with Asian Abalone Wasting Disease and far too many urchins, zero public Access! The State Park is mismanaged. Abalone commercial and sport diving are banned indefinitely from sf to Mex.! The science silence from public universities like UCSC and Moss Landing does not help. Monterey Bay Aquarium by phone said they do not have 1 exhibit on the loss of most of the historic kelp forest of CA, nor sea otter distribution on the entire West Coast. Who benefits from all these science secrets, like the vast DDT barrel toxics dumping ground for decades off LA, the Governor?
This video was really well done. I like these little short documentary things you guys are making.
Serious Subnautica vibes
When the ice is gone, KKKonservatives will know what global warming is.
Chills making documentary? Number one. 🤣
lets revers climate change in our life time!!!
we are the human race we can do better than slowing the speed of climate change.. if we dump carbon in wet environments at convergent plate boundary's the carbon will not rot back to the atmosphere.. so if we dump our plastic and other carbon trash into the gulf of Carpentaria (Australia)the Caribbean sea or the Mediterranean sea , we could build land into the sea. if we grow and bulldoze a forest that collect carbon and dump it into the sea that carbon is GONE!!! if we regrow the forest and do it again, 2 forests are now under the sea.. the same land can dump more and more carbon and make land at the same time. we just have to dump more carbon than we emit and we can burn coal and make coal faster..
Thank you for sharing! Greetings from Miami-Dade, South Florida!
When I was a child I remember seeing sea stars everywhere at low tide.
Frustrating to see the kelp forest destruction portrayed as a result of sea urchins "gone bad".
When at root the issue is the US lead charge to ignore the effects of industrial consumption and resultant pollutants for over 50 years now.
The virus that wiped out most of the north American West Coast (not just California) star fish is a result of both the warming of the oceans and the acidification of the oceans from excess CO2 pollution.
Is underwater deforestation as bad as the land deforestation? No answer yet because it's under the water and there're still fishes swimming in the water.
Yes, the climate on this planet has been in a forever changing cycle since it’s existing