Beautiful Sea Urchin
This little sea urchin on top named Coelopleurus exquisitus is quite unusual. It was discovered by a research vessel near New Caledonia at a depth of 1000 ft (304.8 meters). This sea urchins have unusually bright colours for a creature found at water depths of 240m to 520m where little light gets down to the seabed. Dr Coppard said that they may have migrated from shallower waters.
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Tags: Sea Urchin | Coelopleurus Exquisitus