Purple and black sea urchins on a rocky reef, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus

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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. California, USA, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, natural history stock photograph, photo id 10142
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. California, USA

Species: Purple urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 10142
Format: Digital 2:3
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