The 14th in our new challenge layout catering for all aspects of nature for us nature lovers.
For this challenge please add your images of SEA URCHINS.
> Sea urchins or urchins are small, spiny, globular animals which, with their close kin, such as sand dollars, constitute the class Echinoidea of the echinoderm phylum.
> They inhabit all oceans.
> Their shell, or “test”, is round and spiny, typically from 3 to 10 centimetres (1.2 to 3.9 in) across.
> Common colors include black and dull shades of green, olive, brown, purple, and red.
> They move slowly, feeding mostly on algae. Sea otters, wolf eels, triggerfish, and other predators feed on them. Their “roe” (actually the gonads) is a delicacy in many cuisines.
> The name urchin is an old name for the round spiny hedgehogs that sea urchins resemble.
Information courtesy of Wikipedia
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1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.
Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.
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