<p>Kelp rockfish navigate a towering kelp forest near California's Bodega Bay. Kelp is one of the world's fastest-growing plants, with some species adding up to a foot (31 centimeters) per day.</p>

Kelp Rockfish

Kelp rockfish navigate a towering kelp forest near California's Bodega Bay. Kelp is one of the world's fastest-growing plants, with some species adding up to a foot (31 centimeters) per day.

Photograph by William R. Curtsinger

Beautiful photos of kelp gardens around the world

See photos of fascinating aquatic life in kelp gardens. These gardens are an essential part of marine life that need to be protected.

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