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Swarm of sea urchins wreaks destruction on US West Coast

Oct. 24, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — Tens of millions of voracious purple sea urchins that have already chomped their way through towering underwater kelp forests in California are spreading north to Oregon, sending the delicate marine ecosystem off the shore into such disarray that other critical species are starving to...

More than $2 million awarded for seaweed, shellfish projects

Sep. 22, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — More than $2 million in federal grants has been awarded to a Connecticut program to help create a clearinghouse for seaweed aquaculture research and promote southern New England shellfish aquaculture. Connecticut Sea Grant, based at the University of Connecticut's Avery Point campus,...