Wasting sea urchins now coming our way?

Fish & Invertebrate sightings and descriptions, hosted by resident NWDC ID expert Janna Nichols (nwscubamom).
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Dusty2
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Re: Wasting sea urchins now coming our way?

Postby Dusty2 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:12 am

Strange, the sea star wasting syndrome has increased the urchin populations in it's wake. maybe this is Mother natures way of trying to balance things. We can hope I guess.

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Re: Wasting sea urchins now coming our way?

Postby Tidepool Geek » Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:44 am

Hi Jan,

Fascinating article; thanks for the link!

We've recently noted one or two Green Urchins with small patches of missing spines at the Feiro Center. Like you, I hope it's just a coincidence but the article makes it a little foreboding.

Ominously yours,
Alex



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