Help Save Kelp - New!
Underwater photographer and author Marc Shargel explains why keeping kelp forests healthy is important for Monterey's economy and environment. April 2020
By Keith Rootsaert for the Monterey Shootout 2019
The Invasion - Reef Check diver Camilla Herold's Monterey Shootout 2017 entry.
Sea Urchin Invasion. KSBW Action News 8, Feb. 23, 2018
Kelp Calamity Monterey County Weekly May, 2018 (pdf) Download
Attack of the Purple Sea Urchins: What happens when nature is out of balance. Calif. Diving News, May 2019 (pdf) Download
Critical Monterey Bay kelp threatened by urchins. Monterey Herald June 27, 2019 (pdf) Download
Deep Discussion: Monterey Urchin Crisis with Keith Rootsaert - New! Presented on June 1, 2020 for Blue Endeavors, this 1:24 min. webinar includes details on the politics involved in getting Petition 2020 passed by the California Fish and Game Commission.
At 1:24 Help Save Kelp. Underwater photographer and author Marc Shargel explains why keeping kelp forests healthy is important for Monterey's economy and environment.
San Jose Flipper Dippers April 15, 2020
Urchin and Kelp Forest Art
Reef Check Volunteer Andrew Middleton made an awesome map of the SCP project area and boundary. This is still a work in progress but it looks really cool and you can actually swim the line between targets just like when surveying. Hammer not required. Check it out