Deep Kelp Forests

In 2015, a colleague from the CIIMAR, J. Franco, invited me to dive in kelps forests in north Portugal (Viana do Castelo and Esposende) to collect samples for his PhD, which focuses on the ecology of deep kelp forests. A few months later, I invited him to do the same in Tarifa, where I am familiar with the kelp populations. We spent three days collecting observations on kelp abundance and the fish assemblages in populations from both sides of the island, the “Mediterranean” and the “Atlantic”, at depths ranging from 22 to 31 m. We are indebted to Enrico, from YellowSub, for his kindly support in the Tarifa divings.

In Pictures

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