Sea urchins helping to control invasive seaweed

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    Staff members with Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources sort urchins before taking them out to plant in the bay.

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    Staff members with Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources take urchins out for planting.

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    Division of Aquatic Resources is using sea urchins to eliminate invasive seaweed.

HONOLULU — Building on the success of collector urchin out-plantings in Kane‘ohe Bay, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources is now out-planting hatchery-raised native sea urchins in the Waikiki Marine Life Conservation District.

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