In 2014, likely as a result of sea star wasting disease, dramatic purple urchin
population expansion, and warm ocean temperatures, the population of bull kelp
and giant kelp along central and northern California was decimated. As of 2019,
it hasn't recovered. This website provides links to information to learn more
about this ecological issue.
Information about the problem:
Strategy & Mitigation Efforts
Last updated 5/22/2019