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They're creepy and they're yikey
Mysterious and spiky
We'd have to say CRIKEY!
It's the SEA URCHIN!

IMPRESSIVE SCIENTIFIC STATS ๐Ÿ‘‰
Name: Echinoidea sp. Size: 10cm Lifespan: up to 100 years (wow!)

WHERE THEY HANG ๐Ÿ‘‰ These weird and wonderful critters are another shoreline dweller you may be lucky enough to find at lowtide.

SUPER COOL FACTS ๐Ÿ‘‰ Sea urchins eat algae with a scraping feeding structure called Aristotle's lantern.

LEAVE NO FOOTPRINTS ๐Ÿ‘‰ Yikes is right - sea urchins have sharp spikes that can be venomous so definitely hands off!