Reaching their fronds towards the surface of the Great Bear Sea, there

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Reaching their fronds towards the surface of the Great Bear Sea, there

Reaching their fronds towards the surface of the Great Bear Sea, there

Reaching their fronds towards the surface of the Great Bear Sea, there is an equally beautiful and important forest beneath. And if you spend some time in the Kelp Forest, you will find that the underwater ecosystem mirrors the rainforest above in equally striking ways. A few days before the tug tanker carrying a quarter of a million liters of diesel sank just a few miles from here, I spent a couple of hours with the Kelp crabs that make a living by clinging on to the kelp leaves right at the surface. What a perfect perch to hang out and wait for the currents to bring little morsels of food to you!! How will this majestic ecosystem be affected by a fuel spill? Check out our website (www.sealegacy.org) to read updates on the clean up efforts and the effects of wildlife, First Nations, and local communities. With @PaulNicklen for @sea_legacy in the Great Bear Sea

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