order of brown algae

[[File:Kelp-forest-Monterey.jpg|thumb|right|220px|Kelp forest in Monterey, Californiajj

Kelp on a beach

Kelp is a type of marine seaweed. It is a brown algae. There are many different kinds of kelp. Kelp grow in large forests, usually near the surface of the water. It grows in nutrient rich saltwater. [1]Some kelps grow very fast (up to 30 cm a day). Kelp can reach a length of up to 60 m. The blades are kept afloat by gas-filled bladders.

Kelp plays an important role as food and habitat for fish and other forms. It may be eaten as a vegetable.

Kelp is found in many places. People put it in aquariums. In the Monterey Aquarium there is a large forest of kelp.


  1. "Kelp Benefits: Boost Your Health with Seaweed". Healthline. Retrieved 2020-03-05.