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Oregon Kelp Alliance


Port Orford, Oregon 97465, USA

Region Active:

North America



Marine conservation, Marine vegetation, Kelp forests


ORKA works to develop and protect Oregon's kelp forests. Through ORKA and its partners, an innovative plan is underway to protect and restore targeted areas. ORKA’s approach is ' to understand and possibly mitigate a potential kelp collapse', by engaging science, recreation, tourism and economic opportunities for coastal communities. The problem of sea urchins which destroy the kelp is a particular target for the group.

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