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The Kelp Forrest’s Kelp is made up of two types of kelp, Giant Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) and Bull Kelp (Nereocystis leutkeana). Kelp forests grow along rocky coastlines in depths of about 2 m to more than 30 m (6 to 90+ ft). Light must be able to reach the kelp so it can grow. Kelp thrives in areas with constant upwelling and cool, high nutrient waters. It also needs a rocky structure to root onto. The kelp itself may support thousands of invertebrate individuals, including polychaetes, amphipods, decapods, and ophiuroids. The kelp forest is the home to a diverse range of organisms.