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The bull kelp forests off of Tomales Point were decimated over the last decade.    California Department of Fish and Wildlife - Marine Region, Sand

To address the drastic decline in bull kelp along the Northern California coast, the Greater Farallones Association released a recovery plan last month to inform future management decisions. Purple urchins play an important role in the plan: the species, booming since the die-off of sea stars on the Pacific coast, have decimated kelp forests.  

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