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Sea Potato or Heart Urchin

Echinocardium Cordatum

Description:

We found this when walking on the beach during low tide at Sullivan's Island Beach in South Carolina. This is the first time we have every seen one of these.

Habitat:

Echinocardium cordatum lives in a permanent burrow buried about 8 cm deep (to 15 cm) in sandy sediments. The species is found from the intertidal to the subtidal and offshore to about 200 m.

Notes:

We enjoyed exploring the beach and found all sorts of interesting things.

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The Burt Family
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The Burt Family

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jun 1, 2011
Submitted on Jun 2, 2011

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