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Urchin, Red Sea: Dahab, South Sinai

Look at this photo of a pencil urchin. You can also scroll through the photographs to view other fish found in the Red Sea. Here’s another great photo of a Slate Pencil Sea Urchin. Don’t forget to check out the sea urchin photos found on Wikimedia Commons.

Some of the urchins, or ritza, found in the waters of Egypt include the black longspine urchin, the spiny sea urchin, and the pencil urchin.

 

Sea Urchin Fertility: National Geographic Video

Carrier Crab: National Geographic Video

Watch this crab use a sea urchin as his shield!

Find out what New Zealand scientists discovered about sea urchins in the article Noisy Eaters are Cause of Mysterious Ocean Sounds.

Arabic Audio Recordings

learn how to pronounce this Egyptian word

ritsa

 

Read the story Sunflowers in the Sea about a group of sea creatures, including Adiba the urchin, and their life in a tide pool.

Are you tempted to give sea urchins a try? If so, read this guide from the Worldwide Gourment.com for everything you need to know about eating sea urchins.