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Purple Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)

Purple sea urchin can grow up to 3 inches (7 cm) across and are found in the Pacific from Vancouver Island to Isla Cedra, Baja California and are prey to sea otters (among others). Photographed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Keywords:Coastal, tidepool
Author Name:Ben Fertig
Author Company:IAN, UMCES
Date Created:01/26/2011
Media Type:Photo
Dimensions:610 x 624 pixels
File Size:419.17 KB