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In a few special places, however the temperate seas sustain these levels of life throughout the summer. Along the coast of California, ocean currents carry a constant supply of nutrients up from the depths to the surface layers. These upwellings fertilize forests of giant kelp, that thrive in the summer sunshine. The algal towers are as high as a three story house and they can grow by half a meter a day.





 
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