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.
We are hearing more and more about the wonders of aquaculture and how it will be the centerpiece of our solution to the problem of feeding an over-populated planet (estimated to be 9.7 billion by 2050). This article gives us a sobering look into the benefits as well as the dangers it holds. A successful […]
Throughout the Pacific we are seeing an alarming reduction in the number of kelp forests. The sea star wasting that has been decimating the sea star populations along the US and Canadian West Coast, and the absence of sea otters along much of this same region, has left sea urchins without their main predators and […]
Click on the video below to hear a deeply challenging assessment of the causes of global warming and environmental destruction. It’s sobering. At the same time it is hopeful, because we CAN DO something about it! We just need to have the will and the wisdom.