This golden brown kelp is not from this area. It’s from Japan, which is on the other side of the Pacific Ocean. It’s not only a popular food item there, it’s a great place for fish to hide, but if it grows too much here, there will be less room for the native plants and animals. It’s a good idea to be careful when visiting other places. Small changes in the environment, like bringing plants or animals, to where they don’t belong, can have a very big effect.