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Covered in sharp spines the Red sea urchin diet consist of seaweed and alga. In a study from Oregon State University in 2009 it was concluded that the Red sea urchin can live to over 100 years old, and some may reach 200 years or more in good health with few signs of age.
Spotted in tidal pools at Tongue Point. Found in the northeastern Pacific Ocean from Alaska to Baja California. It lives in shallow waters from the low-tide line to greater than 100 m (330 ft) deep, and is typically found on rocky shores sheltered from extreme wave action.