A beautiful rocky reef of Anacapa Island. Happy Earth Day from Southern California! Last year, the Ocean Safari staff pledged to minimize waste by bringing our own reusable dishware on our boat trips and other outdoor activities. This year, we are asking the divers who come on our dive trips to join our efforts. It may not sound like a big thing, but we all know that small actions taken on a consistent basis will add up to make a difference.
Giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) is the largest of the world’s marine algae species. It can grow over 12 inches per day, and can reach a height of over 100 feet. Along the Southern California coast, it often grows in dense patches and forms “kelp forests.” There is nothing quite like swimming through this underwater forest and watching the sunlight filtering in through the canopy. Come dive with us. Let’s explore the majestic kelp forest together!