Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation
Strongylocentrotus franciscanus: Cryptic OpportUNIties
- Author(s): Krish, Heather
- et al.
This capstone project addresses a portion of the goals set forth by the Sea Grant proposal: The sustainability and fine-scale management of a sea urchin fishery and the ecology of exploitation in a southern California kelp forest. It documents a tagging trial essential to initiate sea urchin movement studies to and from cryptic habitats, establishes a baseline study for the newly created South La Jolla State Marine Reserve, and serves as a vector to compile and analyze recruitment data collected over many decades in Point Loma and La Jolla, California. It also discusses the upcoming use of QR codes to grab the attention of the public and direct it to sea urchin research and sustainability.