Purple and black sea urchins on a rocky reef, 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. California, USA, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, natural history stock photograph, photo id 10142Add To Light Table
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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

Stock Photo: 10142
Species: Purple urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
Format: Digital 2:3
Other Names: purple sea urchin
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