California's Underwater Giants
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!