In pictures: creatures of Tasmania’s disappearing kelp forests

The loss of Tasmania’s great kelp forests wipes out a huge, complex habitat for a host of weird and beautiful creatures

Squid feed among kelp and seagrass beds by hovering over the canopy and ambushing their prey below. They also depend on vegetation to lay their egg masses on. Derwent Estuary, Tasmania.


The last giant kelp forest on the east coast of Tasmania has been confirmed lost due to rapidly increasing ocean temperatures. Marine biologist and photographer Emma Flukes from Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, takes you on a tour of a vanishing world.

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