UCLA Students Study Acidification of Kelp in Santa Monica Bay

One month ago, Ariel Pezner spent nine hours straight aboard a research vessel in the Santa Monica Bay, circulating the waves above an underwater kelp forest.

Pezner, a fourth-year environmental science student, is part of a six-person student team studying ocean acidification in a rehabilitated forest of kelp off the coast of Palos Verdes, California. This fall, the students began conducting and communicating their research in collaboration with The Bay Foundation as part of a practicum project through UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability….

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