Good to be back in the water again now that summer is almost over. This a "young/small" Giant Red Sea Urchin. Nice to see an healthy abundance yesterday.
I'm glad you are getting out again! We supported the Cortes Island diving community by hiring a diver to find out why our anchor was stuck. The anchor was down at 20 meters. Turns out we hooked both a disused telephone cable that ran across the bay and some nylon line attached to a forgotten mooring. Our diver freed us quickly and didn't seem to think 20 meters was much of a big deal. That's the first time that's happened to us!
very nice shot of a sea urchin. I have never seen a red one.
Best wishes, Timo
I wonder what porcupines think of these things?
Thanks Nawitka, Timo and sGm;
Sounds like a nice tangled mess Nawitka. In some spots it is a real mess on the bottom from old moorings.
Timo - we have red, purple and green sea urchins. Green Urchins are often harvested for "uni".
sGm - I have a few one liners, but not appropriate here :-). Rest assured that Urchins and Pork's would enjoy needling each other.
Spiky critter, sharp photo.. Hope you're enjoying the weather as much as I am Derek. ;)
Summer in September, better late than never.
great underwater picture NatureDiver!!! Greetings from Spain, diego
HI Derek , Great portrait of Mr. Spiky ! :), like, best wishes Karin
Stunning to look at, sounds like they could be Christmas urchins...red, purple and green! :D >>L&F<<
like and vote !
Thank you all for your wonderful feedback.
Renata, you have done some homework. Indeed we have Giant Red, Purple and smaller Green Sea Urchins out here. :-), greetings, Derek
Where is Mrs. Spiky! :)
Thanks Denise, guess she left for more "spike" :-)
Hi Derek, just viewed all your latest photos as a slide-show! Didn't realize it's been so long since I stopped by, because there many wonderful photos I hadn't seen yet! This one is very beautiful, and so are all the others you've taken under the sea! It's amazing how much beauty is "hiding" under the ocean! Thanks for showing us all these miracles! Best regards, Anne
Excelente foto, muito bonita.
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