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kelp

Etymology: ME, culp
1 any of the brown seaweed species of Laminaria found on the Atlantic coast of Europe.
2 the ashes of Laminaria seaweed burned in a process of extracting iodine and potassium salts.

kelp

(1) Bladderwrack, see there; Fucus vesiculosus.  
(2) Kelp, Laminaria digitata; tangleweed.
(3) Kelp, Laminaria saccharina; seawrack.

kelp

a large, coarse seaweed, the largest of all ALGAE.

kelp,

n Latin names:
Laminaria digitata, Laminaria japonica, Laminaria saccharina, Marcrocystis pyrifera; part used: fronds; uses: antiobesity, anticancer, antioxidant, antiviral, abortifacient, anticoagulant, high blood pressure, dietary source of iodine; precautions: children, pregnancy, lactation; patients with hyperthyroidism; can cause possible heavy metal toxicity. Also called
brown algae, horsetail, kombu, sea girdles, sea vegetables, seaweed, sugar wrack, or
tangleweed.

kelp

see seaweed.
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During recent years, giant kelp beds along the north coast have expanded, perhaps in response to warmer water temperatures or to the reduction of sea urchins resulting from the commercial fishery.
Thirteen of the 24 subsections contained reef habitat as suggested by the presence of a giant kelp canopy (Figure 1).
Southern California Edison (SCE) today announced completion of the largest environmental project of its kind in the United States - a 175-acre artificial giant kelp reef off the coast here.
The stands of giant kelp off California, for example, grip the ocean bottom and send stalks sprouting as much as 30 meters toward the water's surface.
Conservationists say the reserves are needed to preserve the diverse ecosystem that is home to 26 species of marine mammals, more than 60 bird species, giant kelp forests, and innumerable fish and invertebrates.
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CoastKeeper has already planted a test site and giant kelp is now growing successfully in Crystal Cove State Park.
Because bull kelp and giant kelp often appeared similar in the photographs, we also conducted ground-truth surveys to verify the locations of the two species.