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Green Sea Urchin-endoskeleton

Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis


We found this on the shore where the waves crash against rocks.

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Green sea urchin
Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag//imgdec02/Strongyl1.jpg

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galewhale..Gale 8 years ago

Thanks Laura I think you are right.

galewhale..Gale 8 years ago

Laura are they found on the east coast... Gulf of Maine area? I'll go check them out on wikipedia

LauraMaria 8 years ago

A very lovely photo! I like the green theme with the urchin test and the lichen on the rocks. I'd be willing to bet this is Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis, the green sea urchin :)

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Maine, USA

Lat: 44.34, Long: -68.07

Spotted on Jun 26, 2011
Submitted on Jun 27, 2011

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