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2012, Aquamarine Power Ltd, Brough Head Wave Farm, Kelp Harvesting

2012, Aquamarine Power Ltd, Brough Head Wave Farm, Kelp Harvesting

Topic categories:

Benthic Ecology

Last series update:

May 2021

MEDIN approved

Industry:

Wave

Collection date:

Jan 2010 - Jan 2010

Development:

Brough Head

Publication date:

May 2021

Organisation:

Aquamarine Power Ltd

Phase:

Pre-construction

Description

Kelp (Laminaria digitata) are large seaweed and are classified as the order Laminariales. There are about 300
different genera. Some species can be very long and form kelp forests. Forests can develop in shallow water which
is rich in nutrients below 20 degrees in temperature. These forests provide a habitat to a wide range of species.
Kelp has a w...