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Sea Urchin


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A Sea Potato urchin (also known as a Heart urchin (Echinocardium cordatum)). When living, it is covered in a dense felt of yellow-brown spines; its shell - called a 'test' - is extremely fragile. It lives 2-7 cm below the surface on sheltered, sandy shores.

18th Aug 2008

Biology, Science

Key Stages:
Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

Sea Potato Heart Urchin Echinocardium cordatum

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