Swarm of sea urchins wreaks destruction on US West Coast

In this May 20, 2019 photo, a purple urchin is held at Bodega Marine Lab, which is running a pilot project to remove purple urchins from the ocean floor, feed and restore them to health, then sell them as premium seafood in Bodega Bay, Calif. Tens of millions of voracious purple sea urchins that have already chomped their way through towering underwater kelp forests in California are now spreading north to Oregon, sending the delicate marine ecosystem off the shore into such disarray that other critical species are starving to death.

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