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What a Sea Snail Die-off Means for Californians—and the Climate | National Geographic ctm magazine

The red abalone fishery is closed down until 2021 in hopes that the snail population would rebound. Many coastal communities are suffering from the closure.
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  • National Geographic on August 26, 2019

    The red abalone is dying off as its food source—the California kelp forests—are decimated. Experts fear the die-off may be a sign of what’s to come. To learn more, you can read on here: https://on.natgeo.com/2ZgHfju

  • Bt Ht on September 17, 2019

    You scientists Won’t even say radiation from Fukushima toxic wastes or human waste from China or India or waste from the United States

  • psychiatry is eugenics on September 18, 2019

    Purple urchins have no value ?

  • psychiatry is eugenics on September 18, 2019

    Oceans are dying .

  • Naked Eagle on September 19, 2019

    put a value on purple urchins

  • Scarecrow Ksr on September 19, 2019

    Time to (any fan of Warhammer would get this) Exterminatus the sea urchins

  • Xeth on September 19, 2019

    Climate change is real and is mostly out of our control, the most we can do is help creatures survive, adapt, and repopulate. And we should find a better way to dispose of waste, and find more efficient methods of recycling.

  • SD Canyon Carver on September 19, 2019

    Fucushima radiation. Why don't you all just say it. That's what it is. Its killing everything very slowly.

  • CITIZEN OF THE WORLD - MAAN on September 20, 2019


  • Jeanie Delgado on September 20, 2019

    The California government is a danger to our coasts and animal population! Recall them!

  • Oh Cock on September 21, 2019

    Subsidise the harvest of urchins like how they provide rewards for carp caught in Australia.

  • Wisdom Bytes on September 23, 2019

    The urchins are the key to solving this “mystery,” yet, instead you blame the dwindling abalone population on “climate change.”. Shame on you! Sea otters were nearly hunted to extinction for their fur and they can eat 20% of their body weight in urchins each day. Without natural predators the urchin population has exploded. There are areas where the urchins are being culled and the kelp is coming back. So culling, not cooling is the short term solution and the long term solution is the repopulation of sea otters. So you lied, by omission, to fit a global agenda. That’s called fake news. Again, shame on you.

  • Long Phan on September 24, 2019

    There are local chefs that are pushing for the eating of purple urchins, which are delicious. Uni (sea urchin) cost a lot to eat at a restaurant too. Might as well start a business around harvesting such an abundant resource while allowing the abalone to catch up

  • Luke Sky on September 24, 2019

    Another Climate Change hoax by National Geographic? Hey Nat. Geo., how many Climate Change hoaxes do you need to get exposed in before you stop? Remember your sick polar bear hoax? Your falling walrus hoax?

  • amytyville on September 29, 2019

    open your eyes dude. the earth is FINE. global warming is a lie. in fact the earth is COOLING. its getting better. dont be an idiot sheep bro. think with your BRAIN

  • Wayne L K Duarte on September 30, 2019

    Time to cook and eat Uni or sea urchin

  • Joshua Gabo on October 1, 2019

    The government must get that kind of sea urchin..why people not doing about the sea urchin who eats the food.

  • Mike Williams on October 30, 2019

    Hey-they have a big fire…cook some of that stuff.

  • Kourtni Pullen on November 10, 2019

    This is why we need more sea otters,I wonder what conservation actions we could make as a state? I would love to know

  • AngryFish 5 on November 10, 2019

    I have three species of abalone (shells only) one red abalone, black abalone, and green lipped abalone. The red one was given to me by an old friend of the family and is over 9 inches. It's sad to see what's happened to their population. I really wish I could help in some way.

  • Bob Jones on January 15, 2020


  • A Azul on March 8, 2020

    Depopulation on humans is a must or we will make our children's children suffer

  • George Barajas on May 13, 2020

    This will continue bro happen unless the sea otter returns to its full population size

  • ho2cultcha on May 15, 2020

    why isn't uni more available now? it's my favorite food, and i can't even get it anymore. uni is the ovaries of the sea urchin.

  • Joeblow Johnny on August 28, 2020

    Sad to say but just the FACTS ! You can NOT have it both ways ! Mankind's has to be completely wipe out before the PLANET CAN start healing itself ! Mankind's is the roots of all killings ! They are global killers !

  • Leggo My Ego on April 30, 2021


  • Javier Perea on August 11, 2021

    Just dump 200,000 barrels of DDT into the ocean

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