What Happens to Kelp Forests When Sea Urchins Are Not Present in the Ecosystem?

Answer Kelp forests are an integral part of the marine ecosystem and marine biologists and naturalists believe it's important to understand how they function and what threats they face. Kelp forests thriv... Read More »

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Does the kelp forest ecosystem stay the same year-round?

Kelp forest ecosystems change throughout the year. Winter storms affect the forest by breaking up the existing plants. The density of the kelp affects other organisms, such as the urchin. Kelp dens... Read More »

Do sea urchins eat phytoplankton?

Sea urchins are omnivorous: They eat plants and animals. While they primarily graze on algae and seagrass, they also eat tunicates, sponges and detritus-organic material that settles to the sea flo... Read More »

Is it safe to put squid grease over your sea urchins ?

aye! the squid grease is high in reebophlavin, it puts hair on ye chest! SAVVY! :P

How to Identify and Treat Injuries From Stingrays and Sea Urchins?

Stingrays and sea urchins are 2 of the least aggressive animals in the ocean. In spite of this, they are responsible for many accidental injuries to swimmers, divers, waders and snorkelers when the... Read More »