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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, Macrocystis pyrifera, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Santa Barbara Island Purple sea urchins on rocky reef amid kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Santa Barbara Island Purple urchins destroying/eating giant kelp holdfast, Macrocystis pyrifera, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Santa Barbara Island Purple and red urchins, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Santa Barbara Island Purple sea urchin, spawning, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus Purple urchin attacked by starfish, Coronados, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado) Red urchin on rocky California reef, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus Red urchin on rocky California reef, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus Purple and red urchins, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Santa Barbara Island Purple and red urchins, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Santa Barbara Island Purple and red urchins, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Santa Barbara Island Small fish trapped in spines of unidentified urchin, San Miguel Island Urchin holes on rocky reef, Albany, James Island Red urchin, strawberry anemones and aggregating anemones on rocky California reef, Anthopleura elegantissima, Corynactis californica, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus Purple urchin and strawberry anemones on rocky California reef, Corynactis californica, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus Purple and red urchins, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Santa Barbara Island Purple and red urchins, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Santa Barbara Island Purple and red urchins, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Santa Barbara Island Purple and red urchins, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Santa Barbara Island Unidentified marine urchins in a rock crevice, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Unidentified marine urchin, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) 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 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

Updated: October 23, 2021