Urchinomics is about turning an environmental challenge into an economic, ecologic and social opportunity. Brian Tsuyoshi Takeda, CEO & Founder of Urchinomics, explains how.


 

Long spine sea urchins have a ferocious appetite. How do we stop them? The long spine sea urchin can have devastating impacts on reefs due to overgrazing, which creates expansive urchin barrens. This results in negative impacts on kelp beds and reef dependent species such as abalone, rock lobster and fish.