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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 Juvenile garibaldi and purple urchins, Coronado Islands, Hypsypops rubicundus, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus,, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado) Flower sea urchin with pedicellariae visible, Toxopneustes roseus, Sea of Cortez
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. Sea Urchin Photo.
Image ID: 13702  
Species: Wolf eel, Anarrhichthys ocellatus
 
Juvenile garibaldi and purple urchins, Coronado Islands. Sea Urchin Picture.
Image ID: 02513  
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
 
Flower sea urchin with pedicellariae visible. Stock Photography of Sea Urchin.
Image ID: 27528  
Species: Flower sea urchin, Toxopneustes roseus
Location: Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
 
A sea otter eats a clam that it has taken from the shallow sandy bottom of Elkhorn Slough.  Because sea otters have such a high metabolic rate, they eat up to 30% of their body weight each day in the form of clams, mussels, urchins, crabs and abalone.  Sea otters are the only known tool-using marine mammal, using a stone or old shell to open the shells of their prey as they float on their backs, Enhydra lutris, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California A sea otter eats a clam that it has taken from the shallow sandy bottom of Elkhorn Slough.  Because sea otters have such a high metabolic rate, they eat up to 30% of their body weight each day in the form of clams, mussels, urchins, crabs and abalone.  Sea otters are the only known tool-using marine mammal, using a stone or old shell to open the shells of their prey as they float on their backs, Enhydra lutris, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California A sea otter eats a clam that it has taken from the shallow sandy bottom of Elkhorn Slough.  Because sea otters have such a high metabolic rate, they eat up to 30% of their body weight each day in the form of clams, mussels, urchins, crabs and abalone.  Sea otters are the only known tool-using marine mammal, using a stone or old shell to open the shells of their prey as they float on their backs, Enhydra lutris, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California
A sea otter eats a clam that it has taken from the shallow sandy bottom of Elkhorn Slough. Because sea otters have such a high metabolic rate, they eat up to 30% of their body weight each day in the form of clams, mussels, urchins, crabs and abalone. Sea otters are the only known tool-using marine mammal, using a stone or old shell to open the shells of their prey as they float on their backs. Photograph of Sea Urchin.
Image ID: 21612  
Species: Sea otter, Enhydra lutris
Location: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California, USA
 
A sea otter eats a clam that it has taken from the shallow sandy bottom of Elkhorn Slough. Because sea otters have such a high metabolic rate, they eat up to 30% of their body weight each day in the form of clams, mussels, urchins, crabs and abalone. Sea otters are the only known tool-using marine mammal, using a stone or old shell to open the shells of their prey as they float on their backs. Sea Urchin Photos.
Image ID: 21609  
Species: Sea otter, Enhydra lutris
Location: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California, USA
 
A sea otter eats a clam that it has taken from the shallow sandy bottom of Elkhorn Slough. Because sea otters have such a high metabolic rate, they eat up to 30% of their body weight each day in the form of clams, mussels, urchins, crabs and abalone. Sea otters are the only known tool-using marine mammal, using a stone or old shell to open the shells of their prey as they float on their backs. Sea Urchin Image.
Image ID: 21622  
Species: Sea otter, Enhydra lutris
Location: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California, USA
 
A sea otter eats a clam that it has taken from the shallow sandy bottom of Elkhorn Slough.  Because sea otters have such a high metabolic rate, they eat up to 30% of their body weight each day in the form of clams, mussels, urchins, crabs and abalone.  Sea otters are the only known tool-using marine mammal, using a stone or old shell to open the shells of their prey as they float on their backs, Enhydra lutris, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California Flower sea urchin with pedicellariae visible, Toxopneustes roseus, Sea of Cortez Unidentified sea urchin, North Seymour Island
A sea otter eats a clam that it has taken from the shallow sandy bottom of Elkhorn Slough. Because sea otters have such a high metabolic rate, they eat up to 30% of their body weight each day in the form of clams, mussels, urchins, crabs and abalone. Sea otters are the only known tool-using marine mammal, using a stone or old shell to open the shells of their prey as they float on their backs. Professional stock photos of Sea Urchin.
Image ID: 21640  
Species: Sea otter, Enhydra lutris
Location: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California, USA
 
Flower sea urchin with pedicellariae visible. Pictures of Sea Urchin.
Image ID: 27533  
Species: Flower sea urchin, Toxopneustes roseus
Location: Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
 
Unidentified sea urchin. Sea Urchin Photo.
Image ID: 16421  
Location: North Seymour Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 
Purple urchins destroying/eating giant kelp holdfast, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island A sea otter eats a clam that it has taken from the shallow sandy bottom of Elkhorn Slough.  Because sea otters have such a high metabolic rate, they eat up to 30% of their body weight each day in the form of clams, mussels, urchins, crabs and abalone.  Sea otters are the only known tool-using marine mammal, using a stone or old shell to open the shells of their prey as they float on their backs, Enhydra lutris, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California A sea otter eats a clam that it has taken from the shallow sandy bottom of Elkhorn Slough.  Because sea otters have such a high metabolic rate, they eat up to 30% of their body weight each day in the form of clams, mussels, urchins, crabs and abalone.  Sea otters are the only known tool-using marine mammal, using a stone or old shell to open the shells of their prey as they float on their backs, Enhydra lutris, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California
Purple urchins destroying/eating giant kelp holdfast. Sea Urchin Picture.
Image ID: 03404  
Species: Purple urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
A sea otter eats a clam that it has taken from the shallow sandy bottom of Elkhorn Slough. Because sea otters have such a high metabolic rate, they eat up to 30% of their body weight each day in the form of clams, mussels, urchins, crabs and abalone. Sea otters are the only known tool-using marine mammal, using a stone or old shell to open the shells of their prey as they float on their backs. Stock Photography of Sea Urchin.
Image ID: 21652  
Species: Sea otter, Enhydra lutris
Location: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California, USA
 
A sea otter eats a clam that it has taken from the shallow sandy bottom of Elkhorn Slough. Because sea otters have such a high metabolic rate, they eat up to 30% of their body weight each day in the form of clams, mussels, urchins, crabs and abalone. Sea otters are the only known tool-using marine mammal, using a stone or old shell to open the shells of their prey as they float on their backs. Photograph of Sea Urchin.
Image ID: 21660  
Species: Sea otter, Enhydra lutris
Location: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California, USA
 
A sea otter eats a clam that it has taken from the shallow sandy bottom of Elkhorn Slough.  Because sea otters have such a high metabolic rate, they eat up to 30% of their body weight each day in the form of clams, mussels, urchins, crabs and abalone.  Sea otters are the only known tool-using marine mammal, using a stone or old shell to open the shells of their prey as they float on their backs, Enhydra lutris, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California A sea otter eats a clam that it has taken from the shallow sandy bottom of Elkhorn Slough.  Because sea otters have such a high metabolic rate, they eat up to 30% of their body weight each day in the form of clams, mussels, urchins, crabs and abalone.  Sea otters are the only known tool-using marine mammal, using a stone or old shell to open the shells of their prey as they float on their backs, Enhydra lutris, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California 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
A sea otter eats a clam that it has taken from the shallow sandy bottom of Elkhorn Slough. Because sea otters have such a high metabolic rate, they eat up to 30% of their body weight each day in the form of clams, mussels, urchins, crabs and abalone. Sea otters are the only known tool-using marine mammal, using a stone or old shell to open the shells of their prey as they float on their backs. Sea Urchin Photos.
Image ID: 21661  
Species: Sea otter, Enhydra lutris
Location: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California, USA
 
A sea otter eats a clam that it has taken from the shallow sandy bottom of Elkhorn Slough. Because sea otters have such a high metabolic rate, they eat up to 30% of their body weight each day in the form of clams, mussels, urchins, crabs and abalone. Sea otters are the only known tool-using marine mammal, using a stone or old shell to open the shells of their prey as they float on their backs. Sea Urchin Image.
Image ID: 21662  
Species: Sea otter, Enhydra lutris
Location: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California, USA
 
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. Professional stock photos of Sea Urchin.
Image ID: 11847  
Species: Wolf eel, 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, Anarrhichthys ocellatus California sea cucumber.  Sea cucumbers are related to sea stars and sea urchins. The sharp looking spines are soft to the touch and disappear into the skin when disturbed. If this visual defense doesnt work, the sea cucumber will expel its respiratory system. When this occurs in the wild it can regrow the lost organs, Parastichopus californicus California sea cucumber.  Sea cucumbers are related to sea stars and sea urchins. The sharp looking spines are soft to the touch and disappear into the skin when disturbed. If this visual defense doesnt work, the sea cucumber will expel its respiratory system. When this occurs in the wild it can regrow the lost organs, Parastichopus californicus
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. Pictures of Sea Urchin.
Image ID: 11848  
Species: Wolf eel, Anarrhichthys ocellatus
 
California sea cucumber. Sea cucumbers are related to sea stars and sea urchins. The sharp looking spines are soft to the touch and disappear into the skin when disturbed. If this visual defense doesnt work, the sea cucumber will expel its respiratory system. When this occurs in the wild it can regrow the lost organs. Sea Urchin Photo.
Image ID: 13732  
Species: California sea cucumber, Parastichopus californicus
 
California sea cucumber. Sea cucumbers are related to sea stars and sea urchins. The sharp looking spines are soft to the touch and disappear into the skin when disturbed. If this visual defense doesnt work, the sea cucumber will expel its respiratory system. When this occurs in the wild it can regrow the lost organs. Sea Urchin Picture.
Image ID: 13733  
Species: California sea cucumber, Parastichopus californicus
 
Unidentified sea urchin, Cousins 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
Unidentified sea urchin. Stock Photography of Sea Urchin.
Image ID: 16423  
Location: Cousins, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 
Purple sea urchins on rocky reef amid kelp forest. Photograph of Sea Urchin.
Image ID: 03111  
Species: Purple urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Purple urchins destroying/eating giant kelp holdfast. Sea Urchin Photos.
Image ID: 03403  
Species: Purple urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
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. Sea Urchin Image.
Image ID: 04725  
Species: Purple urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Purple sea urchin, spawning. Professional stock photos of Sea Urchin.
Image ID: 05346  
Species: Purple urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
 
Purple urchin attacked by starfish, Coronados. Pictures of Sea Urchin.
Image ID: 01984  
Species: Purple urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
 
Red urchin on rocky California reef, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus Red urchin on rocky California reef, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus Purple and red urchins, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus, Santa Barbara Island
Red urchin on rocky California reef. Sea Urchin Photo.
Image ID: 03801  
Species: Red urchin, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus
Location: California, USA
 
Red urchin on rocky California reef. Sea Urchin Picture.
Image ID: 03802  
Species: Red urchin, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus
Location: California, USA
 
Purple and red urchins. Stock Photography of Sea Urchin.
Image ID: 04724  
Species: Purple urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Purple and red urchins, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus, Santa Barbara Island Purple and red urchins, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus, Santa Barbara Island Small fish trapped in spines of unidentified urchin, San Miguel Island
Purple and red urchins. Photograph of Sea Urchin.
Image ID: 04727  
Species: Purple urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Purple and red urchins. Sea Urchin Photos.
Image ID: 04730  
Species: Purple urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Small fish trapped in spines of unidentified urchin. Sea Urchin Image.
Image ID: 07016  
Location: San Miguel Island, California, USA
 


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Hypsypops rubicundus
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Strogylocentrotus franciscanus
Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Toxopneustes roseus

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