|SBC LTER: Ongoing long-term kelp removal experiment||
Size and abundance data of algae, invertebrates and fish collected twice per season in permanent transects (40 x 2 meter) at 4 permanent sites as part of the SBC LTER long-term kelp removal experiment. The experiment tests the consequences of consistent annual giant kelp loss arising from winter storms. The following manipulations are being currently maintained: Control- M. pyrifera surface canopy is left intact; Annual removal- M. pyrifera is removed once each winter and allowed to re-colonize over the course of the year, and Continuous removal- M. pyrifera is removed on each sampling date. The experiment began in 2008, and the continuous-removal treatment began in April, 2010.