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another good resource:
http://seanet.stanford.edu/

Posted by loarie over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by th0th over 4 years ago (Flag)
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I believe young S. purpuratus also have green spines like this

Posted by kueda over 4 years ago (Flag)
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I would guess a juvenile S. purpuratus... I'm not sure there are records of S. droebachiensis in CA.

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

Yup, juveniles are green.

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