Purple Urchin Photos, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus


Photos of Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Purple urchin

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Juvenile garibaldi and purple urchins, Coronado Islands, Hypsypops rubicundus, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus,, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado) Purple urchins destroying/eating giant kelp holdfast, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island Purple sea urchins on rocky reef amid kelp forest, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island Purple urchins destroying/eating giant kelp holdfast, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island Purple and red urchins, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus, Santa Barbara Island Purple sea urchin, spawning, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus Purple urchin attacked by starfish, Coronados, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado) Purple and red urchins, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus, Santa Barbara Island Purple and red urchins, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus, Santa Barbara Island Purple and red urchins, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus, Santa Barbara Island Purple urchin and strawberry anemones on rocky California reef, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Corynactis californica Purple and red urchins, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus, Santa Barbara Island Purple and red urchins, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus, Santa Barbara Island Purple and red urchins, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus, Santa Barbara Island Purple and red urchins, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus, Santa Barbara Island Purple and black sea urchins on a rocky reef.  The urchins will clear all kelp off a reef if their population is not held in balance by predictors.  Santa Barbara Island, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus Sea otter rests on the ocean surface, grasping a purple sea urchin it has just pulled up off the ocean bottom and will shortly eat. Monterey, Enhydra lutris, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus Sea otter rests on the ocean surface, grasping a purple sea urchin it has just pulled up off the ocean bottom and will shortly eat. Monterey, Enhydra lutris, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus

Updated: October 23, 2017

Species permalink: Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Common name permalink: Purple urchin