Purple Sea Urchins Can Be Found Living Along the Eastern Edge of the Pacific Ocean Extending from Ensenada, Mexico to British Columbia, Canada

Purple sea urchins can be found living along the eastern edge of the Pacific Ocean extending from Ensenada, Mexico to British Columbia, Canada

Sea Urchin.  Claire Fackler, NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries

Baby Sea Urchins Use Allergy Chemical to Grow Up

Histamine, a molecule humans association with allergies, regulates sea urchin metamorphosis, helping the crawling sea creatures leave their larval stage.

"Sea Urchin Portrait at Discovery Island, Javea" [Valencia, Spain] by Luis Guijarro, via Flickr.

"Sea Urchin Portrait at Discovery Island, Javea" [Valencia, Spain] by Luis Guijarro

Learn all about the purple sea urchin (a star resident in our Living Seashore exhibit)!

Instead of being equipped with traditional "eyes," the entire body of a sea urchin is sensitive to light! By National Aquarium

Sea urchins  and starfish

A sea star and sea urchins from Phylum Echinodermata (also includes sand dollars and sea cucumbers)

Hey, I found this really awesome Etsy listing at https://www.etsy.com/listing/193756378/terrariumair-plant-hanger-standpurple

Tillandsia bulbosa air plant nestled inside a purple sea urchin, together they hang gently from a white plant stand.

Pins and needles  By: Kadu Pinheiro

Pins and needles By: Kadu Pinheiro. Time to do some sewing. got my pin cushion here.

Light Violet/ Purple Sea Urchins/ Set of 6- All Natural Colors/ Seashells for decorating or crafting $7.50

Light Violet/ Purple Sea Urchins/ Set of All Natural Colors/ Seashells for decorating or crafting

Purple Sea urchin

Brilliant reds, oranges, yellows and purples have painted the shoreline of Sanibel this weekend with sponges, seaweed and SEA URCHINS.

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