Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Urchin release

Here is a link to an article dated Sunday, Jan. 30 in the Honolulu Star Advertiser. On Saturday, one thousand collector sea urchins were placed in Kaneohe Bay in an effort to clean invasive algae off the reef.

It is my understanding that the initial early research in this effort was begun at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology. In fact, I remember seeing aquaria of sea urchins for this project in the boat house.

The success of this early research at HIMB has led to development of the current project undertaken by the State of Hawaii Anuenue Fisheries Research Center.

This is a good example of research at HIMB in managing our fragile marine ecosystems.

Sal Pagliaro


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