Superabundant

Sea Urchin

11/23/2021 | 8m 27s | Video has closed captioning.

Ravenous, brainless and covered with spikes, sea urchins have evolved to not be messed with. Off of the south coast of Oregon, one kind of urchin in particular, the purple sea urchin, is enjoying an unprecedented population boom--up 10,000% percent in recent years. In the waters off of Port Orford alone, there are now thought to be more purple sea urchin than there are humans in the US.

Aired: 11/23/21

Rating: TV-G

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