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Marine Systems

Can we eat our way through an exploding sea urchin problem?

Written by  and  , the Conversation article looks into the devastating impact of unchecked sea urchin populations and highlights the urgency of intervention. They delve into existing research on control methods, emphasizing the limitations of lobster predation and the high costs of culling. The spotlight shifts to a promising alternative—commercial fishing—a scalable, long-term solution that hinges on the economic value of sea urchin roe, known as 'uni.'

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Ocean Currents in Australia

Spending a day by the sea you may notice some ocean currents at work, such as localised rips or larger-scale tidal movements. Currents in the ocean can be quite complicated and may be driven by wind, temperature differences, water densities or tides.

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