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Must Watch: An enchanting look at the Kelp Forests of False Bay

False Bay

False Bay is home to an abundance of ocean life because of its deep and lush Kelp Forests. A film company went exploring and found the most beautiful sights.

 

What lays below the ripples and tides of False Bay have always been something to be feared. Warnings of sharks and danger are what we remember most but we always forget that there are forests of kelp stretching across the ocean floor. These forests are home to some incredible species of fish and more.

Atlantic Edge Films went below the waves of False Bay to explore the abundance of life within the kelp forests. There, they encountered the beauty of brightly coloured corals, schools of fish and an array of shark life.

The False Bay kelp forests are home to a variety of shark species, not just the notorious Great White that visits the bay. In the video, you can see the Sevengill Shark (aka Cowshark), which you see many of at the beginning of the clip, the Puffadder Shyshark and the Pyjama Shark (aka Striped Catshark).

False Bay is the only place in the world where a person can see up to 70 Sevengill Sharks in one dive, scientists are studying why this is but theorise that its due to pregnant females. The Pyjama Shark is nocturnal and can always be spotted amongst the reefs and corals of the Western Cape.

It is an incredible insight being able to see the kelp forests. Anyone who has been to the Two Oceans Aquarium can agree it is a tranquil experience but seeing what lays in the deep is even more so. Watch the video below.


Sources: Vimeo
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