Sea Urchin Haven Disturbed By Santa Barbara Oil Spill
(Click to enlarge) Sea urchin. (Credit: BlueRidgeKitties/Flickr)
Stephanie Mutz makes a living plucking sea urchins from the Santa Barbara coast and selling the prickly treasure to upscale restaurants in Southern California.
(From REUTERS / Daina Beth Solomon)– Now, she needs new hunting grounds.
The coast, thought to be one of the world’s best places for harvesting sea urchins, suffered its worst oil spill in 46 years this week, forcing authorities to ban fishing in an area 23 miles (37 km) long by seven miles (11 km) wide. Read the full story »