Kelp ocean forest© Helen Walne
One of the study’s UWA authors Karen Filbee-Dexter swimming among Arctic kelp in an undiscovered area of the Eastern Canadian Arctic. © Ignacio Garrido
“The ocean forests absorb large quantities of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which could aid in the mitigation of climate change by sequestering some of the carbon.” (i)
Allan Ivarsson comments… That is why we are duty bound to manage ‘Gaia’ our Planet Earth, by saving and recovering our forests on land and sea. We must save wildlife and clear pollution of our land, waterways, oceans, and air and protect the essential survival needs of carbon dioxide and oxygen. These gases are essential survival companions to protect all life on earth.
Australia’s Ocean Forest Absorbs CO2
Brisbane Times published the following important news by Mya Kordic, subject titled, “Australia’s ocean forest of 35-metre ‘trees’ is growing at light speed.’ (i)
I recommend that you read the link here but just in case it ever disappears into archive, I have posted the transcript below. I consider this news to be an essential read for every person and student that is learning about how to care for our Planet Gaia/Earth.
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Ps. I am more afraid of ‘Global Freezing’ and ‘Nuclear Winter’ than I am of ‘Global Warming’. We can manage CO2 by simply using Clean Energy CO2 fuel for all Engines, on land, in the sea and in the air. We have the technology all we have to do is use it.
And we are duty bound to stop pollution and destruction of our environment by replacing land with more forests. Two Generations working together can save our planet for future generations to treasure and enjoy.
Our final survival danger about 750 million years in the future is ‘Global Heating’ caused by the Sun getting hotter. We will not be alive when that danger strikes hard, but our last generations will face this terrible survival struggle, which Science will have to face.
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Transcript of important news by Mya Kordic… ‘Lest We Forget’.
Australia’s ocean forest is among the most productive ecosystems in the world, rivalling that of the Amazon rainforest, a global study led by a team from The University of Western Australia has discovered.
Dr Albert Pessarrodona from the university’s Oceans Institute and School of Biological Sciences was lead author of the study Global Seaweed Productivity published in Science Advances journal.
The most productive oceans hailed from the Great African Sea Forest along Africa’s southern tip and Australia’s own Great Southern Reef, encompassing the bottom third of the nation.
“We found that, unlike on land where forest productivity peaks in tropical rainforests, productivity in the sea peaked around temperate regions, which are usually bathed in cool, nutrient-rich water,” Dr Pessarrodona said.
The forests grow two to eleven times faster than many crops cultivated today, such as wheat, corn or rice, they found.
Australia’s neighbour Indonesia reaps the benefits in their seaweed aquaculture on land, with seeds extracted from the ocean forests.
Their mass production assists in the world’s future food security, even producing products like ice cream, and can alternatively be used for bioplastics or biofuel.
The ocean forests absorb large quantities of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which could aid in the mitigation of climate change by sequestering some of the carbon.
Kelps, the brown seaweeds forming the forests, can reach 35 metres tall as they capture this carbon, along with the sun’s energy, just like terrestrial rainforest.
“This creates this complex, multidimensional structure, that then is a habitat for many other species,” Dr Pessarrodona said.
He said the global project was no easy feat.
“On land, we can use satellites to measure tree growth, but underwater things are much more complicated as most satellites cannot make measurements at the depths kelp forests are found,” he said.
To combat this issue, scuba divers’ productivity studies from across the globe were compiled to model how productivity changed with variables like nutrients, temperature, light and wave exposure.
Dr Pessarrodona said the conditions underwater where the most productive African and Australian forests existed allowed their rapid growth.
“Usually, these temperate regions where you have this cool nutrient-rich water is where you find the most impressive and the most exuberant ocean forest,” he said.
The two forests were found to produce up to four times more biomass than the crops cultivated today.
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