All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Giant Red Sea Urchin</strong>
<em>Strongylocentrotus franciscanus</em>
Malibu, CA
March 28, 2007
Sea Urchins are <em>echinoderms</em> and are related to sea stars. They move on tiny tube feet. Their mouth is in the center of the lower part ...
Giant Red Sea Urchin
Strongylocentrotus franciscanus
Malibu, CA
March 28, 2007
Sea Urchins are echinoderms and are related to sea stars. They move on tiny tube feet. Their mouth is in the center of the lower part of their body. Sea urchins eat seaweeds, if their numbers are not kept in check by sea otters and other animals, they can do a lot of damage to the kelp forests. The spines on the upper part of the sea urchin's shell are moveable. As I was photographing it, I heard Kenny yell, "Come here and look at this big snail!" (see next photo)

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