The Spiked Menace

Telling Science through Story. When you have a piece of scientific research you want to be made accessible for all to understand, a fun animation clip can achieve that result.

Long spined sea urchins have a ferocious appetite. How do we stop them? The long spined sea urchin can have devastating impacts on reefs due to overgrazing, which creates expansive urchin barrens. This results in negative impacts on kelp beds and reef-dependent species such as abalone, rock lobster and fish. IMAS scientists have conducted research on the urchin and associated barrens along the Tasmanian coast for more than seventeen years. This is the story of how we can combat these invasive urchins and win back our reefs. This animation was made in collaboration with IMAS and the Tasmanian Government.

Please contact Matt Blyth of Millstream Productions to start the process of telling your story in an engaging way.

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