A colorful sea star has vanished from the Pacific Ocean off California and Oregon and its nemesis, a voracious kelp-eating urchin, has run amok. And the consequences for the area’s marine ecology and California’s fishery has been catastrophic.
Original Title: California has a weird new desert. It’s in the Pacific Ocean.
Full Text of the Original Article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/02/01/california-has-weird-new-desert-its-pacific-ocean/