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Purple Sea Urchin - Photo (c) Sarka Martinez, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
chriswbrown's ID: Purple Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)

Juveniles are green. Was this pretty small?

Posted by chriswbrown over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Purple Sea Urchin - Photo (c) Sarka Martinez, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
kestrel's ID: Purple Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)

Looks pretty small based on the barnacles visible in the photos, so I agree, juvenile S. purpuratus.

Posted by kestrel over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Yeah it was very small, I had no idea the juveniles were green.

Posted by justinscioli over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Purple Sea Urchin - Photo (c) Sarka Martinez, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
justinscioli's ID: Purple Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
Posted by justinscioli over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Purple Sea Urchin - Photo (c) Sarka Martinez, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
justinscioli's ID: Purple Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
Purple Sea Urchin - Photo (c) Sarka Martinez, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: Purple Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
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