Turning an Ocean Menace Into a Meal

January 23, 2020 CBS News

Off the Northern California coast, there is a crisis beneath the waves. The kelp forest – seaweed that provided habitat and food for much of life in the ocean – is gone, wiped out by an exploding population of purple sea urchins.

A New Solution to California’s Sea Urchin Problem: Ranch Them and Eat Them

Purple sea urchins have laid waste to Northern California coastal zones in recent years, decimating the kelp forest and ruining the habitat of other sea creatures that depend on it.