This article is about the Kelp Forest. You may be looking for the Kelp Forest Caves.

Life on this planet grows in unusually distinct and diverse ecological biomes. Further study recommended.


― PDA, Dialogue


Kelp Forests are one of the most diverse biomes due to the range of fauna and flora that make their home in these biomes. These biomes are characterized by the abundance of Creepvines, and possesses a distinct greenish hue in the water.


The Kelp Forest is one of the most productive and dynamic ecosystems on Planet 4546B. It is also the primary home of Stalkers.

It is located at medium-shallow depths, and is home to many passive life forms, with the exception of Stalkers, Bleeders, and Drooping Stingers. The seabed is mostly mossy and sandy, with the terrain being comprised of grassy knolls and arches, sometimes showing entrances to small cavern systems. There are many canyons to be found in these forests.

Most of the raw materials found here are at medium-level depths, with many harvesting nodes such as Limestone and Sandstone. The Creepvine Seed Clusters, found on some Creepvines, not only provide light and beautiful night time scenery, but are also crucial ingredients for making lubricant and silicone rubber.

There are currently five Kelp Forests on the map, some containing Wrecks or Destroyed Lifepods, or even both.

A lot of metal salvage can be found here due to the Stalkers' gathering behavior.

Dense Kelp Forest

As the player swims deeper the Kelp Forest becomes denser and transitions into the Dense Kelp Forest. Here, the water hue possesses a darker shade of green than the normal Kelp Forests. Mesmers can be found here, so the Player should be more cautious while exploring this particular area.


For a more complete gallery, visit Kelp Forest/Gallery.