What lies beneath our oceans? Watch as Peter Gros and Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant dive into the mystery of the kelp forest in this week’s episode.
Dr. Rae and Peter explore the West Coast and join conservationists in a desperate race to save kelp forests. Home to countless species, kelp forests form the biological backbone of the ocean food chain, but climate change has unbalanced this ecosystem. They discover how the loss of kelp is the result of an explosion of purple sea urchins and the devastating loss of sunflower sea stars. They work alongside the dedicated team at the forefront of kelp conservation and help to remove purple sea urchins and restore sunflower sea stars.
See “The Forest Beneath the Sea” Saturday morning on NBC’s “The More You Know” programming block. Check your local airtime.
Can’t make it? Watch the episode soon for free on NBC.com.