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Urchin Ranching In California Becomes A Reality In 2020

Forbes’ Ariella  Simke writes about a new phenomena, urchin ranching.

The C3 Take
  • In order to keep kelp forests alive in the ocean, companies have begun to collect sea urchins and raise them on land.
  • These “ranches” then sell these urchins to distributing partners.
  • This process is important to keep kelp forests alive, which are important carbon sinks.

“It’s easy to see the urchins as villains in the story, however the goal is not to clear the seas of them, but rather to bring populations down to sustainable levels in which the kelp forests can reach equilibrium once again.”

Read the full article here.

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