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The most amazing facts about sea urchins

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Sea urchins are called the pincushions of the sea.

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Sea urchins have 5 rows of feet Report Abuse
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There are 800 species of sea urchins. Report Abuse
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Sea urchins are being studied to help Alzheimer's pateints Report Abuse
Sea Urchins have superior healing powers
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Their bodies contain compounds that help cancer patients and those affected with Parkinson's Disease.
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Some species of sea urchins can live up to 100 years. Report Abuse
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A sea urchin's mouth is on its underside. Report Abuse
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A sea urchin has 5 teeth Report Abuse
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Sea urchins have more than 7,000 genes in common with human beings. Report Abuse
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Sea urchins do not have ears or eyes Report Abuse
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Sea urchins can move their spines when they are threatened. Report Abuse
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Some of the sea urchines spines can be a foot long. Report Abuse
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The sea urchin's shell is called the 'test' Report Abuse
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Sea Otters are the biggest predator Report Abuse
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Most sea urchins eat algae Report Abuse
In addition to algae these creatures eat seaweed and other small plants.
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Sea Urchins live in most of the warm water oceans. Report Abuse
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Most sea urchins like shallow water Report Abuse
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Most sea urchins are about the size of your hand. Report Abuse
The smallest is the size of a thumbnail but, others can be a foot and a half across.
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Sea urchins are called the hedgehogs of the sea Report Abuse
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Some sea urchins spines are poisonous. Report Abuse
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Some sea urchins use there spines to 'walk' Report Abuse
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Sea urchins are related to the sand dollar. Report Abuse
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