Urchins

Rock-boring Urchin

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IMG_0324Rock-boring Urchin (next to a Yellowline Arrow Crab)
West Palm Beach, Florida (Blue Heron Bridge) – 7/1/2017

Variegated Urchin

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Variegated Urchin
West Palm Beach, Florida (Blue Heron Bridge) – 6/30/2017

These urchins are collectors and they cover themselves with shells and other items to apparently take cover from the sunlight.

Slate-Pencil Urchin

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Dominica (Fort Young Dock) – 1/19/2017

Long-Spined Urchin

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Long-Spined Urchin
Dominica (Witch’s Point) – 1/15/2017 & Bimini, Bahamas (North Turtle Rocks) – 11/27/2016IMG_9960

Long-Spined Urchin – Young urchin
West Palm Beach, Florida (Blue Heron Bridge) – 6/30/2017

Reef Urchin

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Reef Urchin
Roatan, Honduras (Overheat Reef) – 3/27/2016

West Indian Sea Egg

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West Indian Sea Egg
Dominica (For Young Dock) – 1/17/2017 & Roatan, Honduras (Hole in the Wall) – 3/27/2016

Red Heart Urchin

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Red Heart Urchin
Roatan, Honduras (Blue Channel) – 3/25/2016