A Beneficial Snack

by Alexandra Underwood, Joey Rose

Santa Cruz, USA – September 2021


Finding This Mural

37 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA

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Story Behind This Mural

Artist Statement

"Unfortunately, the effects of climate change can be seen here in the kelp forests off the coasts of Northern California. After disease took out a large population of the kelp forest's natural defenders, the sunflower sea star, thousands of purple urchins have taken over. Fortunately, the small but mighty sea otters are fighting on the front lines of this issue! Protecting and providing healthy habits for all ocean critters has an immense effect throughout the ocean ecosystem."

The Focus

Endangered kelp forests