Kelp in the Palos Verdes Peninsula, one of the most important kelp forest regions on the West Coast, have been hit hard. Kelp forests there have suffered a 76 percent decline over the past century.
A curious type of jellyfish has been washing up all over the California coastline, from San Francisco to South Bay.
The sharks are not looking for human prey. But pray tell, why so many?
Researchers from California State University Long Beach are set to monitor the state’s kelp forests for radioactive contamination resulting from the meltdown of Fukushima’s nuclear power plant in Japan.