Mendocino’s Urchin Fest Highlights a New Food Source

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The first US sea urchin festival happens on California’s Mendocino Coast from June 17 through June 19, 2022.

The Mendocino Urchin Fest will introduce the purple sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus) as a food source. The festival will also tell the story of our kelp forests’ demise and its role in a balanced marine environment.

Coastal communities will bring together marine biologists, marine restorationists, divers, fishermen, and chefs for three days of uni sampling, pairing, harvesting, opening, and eating.

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