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Photo © Don Loarie, some rights reserved
McKerricher State Park, CA (Google, OSM)
39.490144, -123.804724
Accuracy: 10m
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May. 29, 2012 19:55:09 -0700
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another good resource:
http://seanet.stanford.edu/

Posted by loarie over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Strongylocentrotus - Photo (c) kqedquest, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
th0th's ID: Genus Strongylocentrotus, a member of Sea Urchins (Class Echinoidea)
Posted by th0th over 2 years ago (Flag)
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I believe young S. purpuratus also have green spines like this

Posted by kueda over 2 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 2 years ago (Flag)
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Purple Sea Urchin - Photo (c) kqedquest, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
invertboy's ID: Purple Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)

Yup, juveniles are green.

Posted by invertboy over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Purple Sea Urchin - Photo (c) kqedquest, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
loarie's ID: Purple Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
Posted by loarie over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Strongylocentrotus - Photo (c) kqedquest, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
th0th's ID: Genus Strongylocentrotus, a member of Sea Urchins (Class Echinoidea)
Purple Sea Urchin - Photo (c) kqedquest, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
Community ID: Purple Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
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