California's coastal waters are home to a multitude of invertebrates (species lacking a bony skeleton). A small fraction of these, including the red sea urchin and the purple sea urchin, are actually targeted by California's recreational and commercial fisheries. In the following links, visitors can learn more about urchin species identification, biology, habitat, geographic range, fishing methods, and more.
Marine Region (Region 7)
Regional Manager: Dr. Craig Shuman
Main Office: 20 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Suite 100, Monterey, CA 93940
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