#29 Understanding Urchins: The Kelp Ecosystem of the PNW - Part 2

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By Oregon Chapter of the Wildlife Society. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Marine biologist Scott Groth is undertaking one of the longest monitoring projects on Oregon's nearshore. While red sea urchin numbers appear normal, purple sea urchin populations have exploded in recent years with alarming impacts to kelp forests.

Produced in partnership with the Elakha Alliance

Articles about Scott's work:

https://newportnewstimes.com/article/sea-urchin-population-explodes

https://oregonmarinereserves.com/2019/10/24/urchins/

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