The business end of a sea urchin

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11 Responses to “The business end of a sea urchin”

  1. PhosPhorious says:

    If it takes a team of experts to distinguish between your mouth and your ass, then maybe it’s time to rethink your place in the universe.  This should be a wake up call to sea urchins everywhere.

  2. Rich Keller says:

    That view of an urchin reminds me of a mille fiore glass sculpture an the Dippin’ Dots line  almost  made me upchuckle.

  3. jebyrnes says:

    I LOVE the Dippin’ Dots comparison. I do a lot of urchin feeding trials and clean a lot of urchin poop. For purple and red urchins in California, their poop pretty looks more like confetti. One of my favorite trials (yes, I’m the kind of guy that has his favorite urchin pooping trials) involved one suite or urchins that were fed the red alga Rhodymenia. Their poop came out almost fluorescent red. After a few days away, it looked like these little purple spiky guys were wandering around their cages after a psychedelic ticker-tape parade.

    This may be more than you ever wanted to know about urchin poop.

  4. bo1n6bo1n6 says:

    Christ, what an asshole! 

  5. Juby Monkey says:

    Why do they call it ‘taking a dump’? Is the urchin really taking it anywhere?  Shouldn’t we call it ‘leaving a dump’?

  6. zish says:

    Goatsea Urchin

  7. satn says:

    Well that’s the same opening, so both are right….I’m not even sure a sea urchin has a digestive tract, so eating and excreting might be the same act, just in different directions.

  8. blueelm says:

    It’s *almost* as pretty as unicorn poop!

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