Thank you for that report Erika, the scientists send their regards and truly appreciate the continued diligence. Dr. Ramondi asks if we could keep our eyes open for any signs of stress in the green urchins that have moved in. There has been some wasting disease seen along the coast in them as well.
Additionally if there are anecdotal thoughts with regards to species density in other critters don't hesitate to mention, every little bit of data helps. I feel like I saw fewer nudibranch's in the mid sound this spring/summer so far, and have been finding baby green urchins up in the intertidal zone at multiple sites (they are under rocks and things). It would be great to hear what you guys are seeing/experiencing as well.
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