Urchins beware... we're coming for you!

Longspined Sea Urchins (Centrostephanus rodgersii) were once rare outside NSW, but warming waters and a strengthening East Australian Current have seen them extend their range south, causing devastation to sections of Tasmania’s east coast reefs.

This exhibition tells the story of these urchin invaders – the problem, the science, and the solution. Immerse yourself in the urchin story, understand what’s being done to control this invasive species, see live urchins, and more. Urchins beware… we’re coming for you!

Discover more about our urchin research here

Where: IMAS exhibition space, 20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point, Tasmania 7004

When: 9 November - 23 December 2021, and from 5 January - 10 February 2022

Opening hours: Due to COVID restrictions still being in place at IMAS | UTAS, we are currently unable to welcome walk-in visitors to our exhibition.

Please click on the link below to book your visit, from Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm. Thanks for your patience, and we look forward to welcoming you soon.


Authorised by the Executive Director, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
November 11, 2021