Sea Urchin Hatchery
We’re outplanting sea urchins in Waikīkī and talking about the importance of urchins in helping to control invasive algae with Wesley Dukes and Kimberly Fuller from the Hawaiʻi Division of Aquatic Resources. Then, we visit the sea urchin hatchery at the Ānuenue Fisheries Research Center and talk with hatchery lead David Cohen and his team—Matthew Lewis, Patrick Gorong, Sean Louie, and Lani Musselman—to learn about the sea urchin hatchery and what makes it an innovative part of aquaculture in Hawaiʻi.
Cover photo courtesy of Hawaiʻi Division of Aquatic Resources.
- Grade 5: Energy from the Sun (How urchins fit in a food web)
- Grades 6-12: Phylum Echinodermata (urchins, sea stars, sea cucumbers)
- Activity: Comparing Echinoderms
- Weird Science: Invasive Algae and the Ānuenue Sea Urchin Hatchery
- Grade 6-12: Virtual lab on sea urchin life cycle and ocean acidification
State of Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR)
Articles About the Sea Urchin Hatchery
University of Hawaiʻi News
Hawaiʻi Public Radio
Select a season of Voice of the Sea
Kanesa Seraphin, Ph.D.