[USA] In the 1970s, a researcher at the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology plopped some new, non-Hawaiian species of algae into the Continue reading National Geographic: Hawaii enlists urchins to help corals resist algae invasion
[Australia] The potential of ground-breaking research into the effects of bacteria and temperature on seaweed has seen an Edith Continue reading Edith Cowan University seaweed scientist wins $20K for world-first study
[USA] When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that Continue reading Where’s the kelp? Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests
[USA] Despite popular metaphors and cartoons depicting straightforward “food chains,” ecologists such as Brown University Continue reading Galapagos study identifies keystone predator in a complex food web
[Japan] A university professor is on an unusual quest … to turn an invasion of tasteless sea urchins with withered gonads into a gravy Continue reading Professor tussles with army of sea urchins to help fishermen
Researchers from the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) and the University of Barcelona participated in an international study aimed at analyzing the dynamics of marine ecosystems and the factors causing the transformation of underwater seaweed forests into submarine Continue reading Sea urchin proliferation threatens seaweed forests
Department of Land and Natural Resources is taking new steps to battle the invasive seaweeds at Kaneohe Bay.
Officials say the seaweed is threatening Continue reading Sea urchins released to battle invasive Kaneohe seaweed
In one nine-hour day this week, longtime fishermen Terry Herzik and Gary Thompson smashed more than 10,000 purple sea urchins on the floor of a cove off the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
But that’s just a drop in the bucket… Continue reading Divers hammer thousands of urchins to save Palos Verdes Peninsula kelp forests