Purple sea urchin
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TAXONOMY Phylum: Echinodermata Class: Echinoidea Order: Echinoida Family: Strongylocentrotidae Genus/species: Strongylocentrotus purpuratus GENERAL CHARACTERISTIC: Round body with radially symmetri…
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Sea urchins are small, furry, and sometimes colorful. They usually don't bite humans, but they do have really sharp teeth that researchers learned sharpen themselves.
Urchins on the Pacific seafloor, including purple sea urchins, are important prey for sea otters and sea stars. Pacific purple sea urchins are also eaten by humans. The meat inside, known as “uni” in Japanese,2 is considered a sushi delicacy, and the demand for this delicacy has been growing in recent years. Pacific purple sea ... Read more
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We all know the cartoons of prehistoric people running from dinosaurs aren't realistic. But many animals living today have ancestors from that time.
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The little sea urchin on top is quite unusual. It was discovered by a research vessel near New Caledonia at a depth of 1000 ft.
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Purple Sea Urchins Strongylocentrotus purpuratus devouring a kelp holdfast Macrocystis pyrifera
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