To track ocean acidification requires more than merely dipping a piece of litmus paper in the sea. A tiny, seaside shed in British Columbia now houses one of the world’s most innovative systems to measure this phenomenon. Meet the Burke-o-Lator.
Kelp forests are home to a staggering variety of species. But these underwater forests don’t stay the same from year to year. Hakai Institute researchers have observed the size of kelp forests change before their eyes—both from beneath the waves and from a bird’s-eye view.