Sea Urchins

Sea Urchins
Family: echinoderm. Found in tidal pools and on rocks or sand in shallow waters, sea urchins are covered with long spines that they use for movement and defense. The shell of a sea urchin is called a test. It is comprised of plates that surround the urchin's soft parts. It is usually split into five main areas. Bits of seaweed that stick into the spines help provide camouflage from would-be predators. Like the starfish, the Sea Urchin's mouth is on its underside in the center. The jaw portion is sometimes referred to as Aristotle's lantern becuase it resembles a type of old oil lamp. Interesting Facts: Sea Urchins are a source of food for many inhabitants of the sea. The shell of the urchin (after the animal and spines have been removed) displays a beautiful symmetrical design. There are over 800 types of sea urchins found today.

Wood Turning Information:
Our Sea Urchins have recently been very popular with people using them in Wood Turning Projects. We would like to let you know that people have found our Green, Purple and Sputnik Sea Urchins as the most ideal Shell for Wood Turning.

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Pencil Sea Urchin Spines Seashells Measures approx 2". These are the actual spines of the Pencil sea urchin. Used by the creature for protection from other predators. $0.19 More information about this seashell item
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Pink Sea Urchins Seashells Natural Color. Measures approx 1.5"L. $0.99 More information about this seashell item
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Green Sea Urchins Seashells Natural Color. Measures approx 1. 5"L return policy. Great for Wood Turning projects. $0.99 More information about this seashell item
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Purple Urchins Seashells As pictured, the color of the purple urchin varies from very purple to very, very faint purple almost white. A specific color may not be requested. Measures approx. 2". Great for Wood Turning projects. $1.79 More information about this seashell item
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Sputnik Sea Urchins Seashells Measures approx. 2" - 2.5" Great for Wood Turning projects. $2.99 More information about this seashell item
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Alphonso Sea Urchins Seashells Measures approx 3"-4" $2.99 More information about this seashell item
Parrot Fish 2" - 3" These cute little fellows are in the blowfish family. They are native to the warm waters of the South Pacific. Size 2" - 3" $1.19 More information about this seashell item
Manta Fish Looking like miniature sheepshead fish these little creatures are from the South Pacific. Size 1" $0.49 More information about this seashell item
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Noble Volute - White 3" - 4" From the Indian Ocean 3" - 4" $2.49 More information about this seashell item
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Piranha This is the infamous piranha of South America. Schools of this fish have been known to devour a full size cow unlucky enough to be caught crossing a river where they happen to be. Size 6"-7". $27.95 More information about this seashell item
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Arrowhead Sand Dollar Gulf Coast From the Gulf coast of Florida. Size 4" - 4.5" $2.49 More information about this seashell item
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Knobby Starfish Small. 3" From the South Pacific Size is approx. 3" $0.99 More information about this seashell item
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Dyed Starfish - Extra Large These very colorful starfish from the South Pacific are a real attention getter! They measure from 8" to 10". $3.99 More information about this seashell item
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Small Bag Ring Top Cowries These seashells average around 150+ pcs per pkg. The pkg measures 3"x3". Shell size. is approximately one half inch. Great for craft work at an inexpensive price! $1.99 More information about this seashell item
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