We seeing urchin overpopulation devastation right in front of us on the Oregon coast. To get an idea of the scope of the problem, check out this link to an article from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The problem is real and present. The solution is yet to be developed. Let’s hope that ODFW and others working on the problem comes up with a plan soon. Every step, small or large, towards a solution is important.
Comment: Sunday, March 7, 2021 Sunday, March 7, 2021 Taking back the bay A sea urchin program by the University of Hawaii has been cleaning up Kaneohe Bay algae for a decade and doing a good jobBy Timothy Hurleythurley@staradvertiser.com Ten years ago the patch reefs in Kaneohe Bay were in pretty sad shape smothered and getting choked […]
Well, maybe you’d like to become one. If you don’t know what a “nurdle” is, please read the article below. This new crisis to our waterways and oceans is very real and VERY destructive. We are finding nurdles regularly on our beaches in Bandon. They are extremely dangerous to the fish in our oceans, so […]