On Wednesday 11th September, Hartvig Christie and Hege Gundersen were interviewed at NRK Ekko about the status of kelp forests in Norway and the role of blue forests in carbon uptake.
Kelp forests along the Norwegian coast are slowly growing back after more than forty years of absence due to sea urchin grazing. This is good news for the thousands of species living in these forests, but also for the global climate, since kelp forests are assumed to be major carbon sinks. Recent research predicts that kelp forests store even more carbon than other green forests, like tropical rainforests, and blue forests, like mangroves and seagrasses.
The interview can be found here.