Sugar kelp

Swaying forests

Because kelps photosynthesis does not function when it is out of the water, it is normally found below low water level. In Swedish waters it is found from about a half metre down. There, the kelp can build real underwater forests that sway in the waves, where, for those equiped with a mask, there is much to discover.
Swaying underwater forest
Swaying forests of finger kelp. The leaves hang down like curtains over the steep cliffs. The picture was taken from about 5 m, upwards towards the surface.

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Two types
Grows during the winter
Blown asunder
Swaying forests
Animal protection
Three specie of kelp
Lots of kombu
Cures goitre
Used in ice cream

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