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A massive die-off of purple sea urchins off the Southern California coast in 2015 provides new evidence that deliberate efforts to cull urchins can be a key strategy to bring back giant kelp forests and the high-value commercial marine species they support, a new Occidental College study has found.
The next chapter of Richter research at Occidental College allows students to engage closely with faculty as research partners and mentees during intensive international field study.
Occidental biology professor Dan Pondella has received a $346,916 grant from the National Science Foundation to digitize the College’s unique fish and marine invertebrates collection and give researchers worldwide access to it.