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Writer Fuel: Earth’s Ocean Forests

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Amazon, Borneo, Congo, Daintree. We know the names of many of the world’s largest or most famous rainforests. And many of us know about the world’s largest span of forests, the boreal forests stretching from Russia to Canada.

But how many of us could name an underwater forest? Hidden underwater are huge kelp and seaweed forests, stretching much further than we previously realised. Few are even named. But their lush canopies are home to huge numbers of marine species.

Off the coastline of southern Africa lies the Great African Seaforest (opens in new tab), while Australia boasts the Great Southern Reef (opens in new tab) around its southern reaches. There are many more vast but unnamed underwater forests all over the world.

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