Sea Urchin photos

Juvenile garibaldi and purple urchins, Coronado Islands, Hypsypops rubicundus, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
Juvenile garibaldi and purple urchins, Coronado Islands.
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 02513  
Purple urchins destroying/eating giant kelp holdfast, Macrocystis pyrifera, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Santa Barbara Island
Purple urchins destroying/eating giant kelp holdfast.
Species: Purple urchin, Macrocystis pyrifera, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 03404  
Purple sea urchins on rocky reef amid kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Santa Barbara Island
Purple sea urchins on rocky reef amid kelp forest.
Species: Purple urchin, Macrocystis pyrifera, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 03111  
Purple urchins destroying/eating giant kelp holdfast, Macrocystis pyrifera, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Santa Barbara Island
Purple urchins destroying/eating giant kelp holdfast.
Species: Purple urchin, Macrocystis pyrifera, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 03403  
Purple sea urchin, spawning, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Purple sea urchin, spawning.
Species: Purple urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Image ID: 05346  
Purple urchin attacked by starfish, Coronados, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
Purple urchin attacked by starfish, Coronados.
Species: Purple urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 01984  
Red urchin on rocky California reef, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus
Red urchin on rocky California reef.
Species: Red urchin, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus
Location: California
Image ID: 03801  
Red urchin on rocky California reef, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus
Red urchin on rocky California reef.
Species: Red urchin, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus
Location: California
Image ID: 03802  
Small fish trapped in spines of unidentified urchin, San Miguel Island
Small fish trapped in spines of unidentified urchin.
Location: San Miguel Island, California
Image ID: 07016  
Urchin holes on rocky reef, Albany, James Island
Urchin holes on rocky reef, Albany.
Location: James Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Image ID: 01885  
Red urchin, strawberry anemones and aggregating anemones on rocky California reef, Anthopleura elegantissima, Corynactis californica, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus
Red urchin, strawberry anemones and aggregating anemones on rocky California reef.
Species: Red urchin, Anthopleura elegantissima, Corynactis californica, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus
Location: California
Image ID: 03798  
Purple urchin and strawberry anemones on rocky California reef, Corynactis californica, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Purple urchin and strawberry anemones on rocky California reef.
Species: Purple urchin, Corynactis californica, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Location: California
Image ID: 03799  
Unidentified marine urchins in a rock crevice, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Unidentified marine urchins in a rock crevice.
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 09577  
Unidentified marine urchin, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Unidentified marine urchin.
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 09579  
Wolf eel, although similar in shape to eels, is cartilaginous and not a true fish.  Its powerful jaws can crush invertibrates, such as spiny sea urchins.  It can grow to 6 feet (2m) in length, Anarrhichthys ocellatus
Wolf eel, although similar in shape to eels, is cartilaginous and not a true fish. Its powerful jaws can crush invertibrates, such as spiny sea urchins. It can grow to 6 feet (2m) in length.
Species: Wolf eel, Anarrhichthys ocellatus
Image ID: 09835  
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
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.
Species: Purple urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 10142  
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