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What’s in the Kelp Forest? Exploring the Shore and Diving Underwater in Kachemak Bay, Alaska

November 17, 2020

Kris Holderied, NOAA Kasitsna Bay Laboratory, NOAA Ocean Service and Katie Gavenus, Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

Come find out about the unique ecology and research in Kachemak Bay, Alaska! Kachemak Bay is home to a wide variety of animals — sea stars, nudibranchs, anemones, clams and snails, octopus, crabs, all sorts of fish, and even marine mammals like whales and sea otters! Join us to learn more about this special estuary and explore how researchers and community members study the underwater ecosystem.

Resources to access at home:

» NOAA Ocean Service: What is the intertidal zone?
» Alaska Department of Fish and Game: Tidepooling in Alaska including an overview, tidepool etiquette, etc.
» Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Educator Resources
Video: Science and Stewardship: Keys to Restoring Kachemak Bay
» Kasitsna Bay Lab Dive Class “Movie Trailer”
» Activities: Life in the Intertidal Zone