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Old Aug 18, 2005, 2:26 PM   #3
WestCoastPaddler
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Cool shot! I've never heard of those being referred to as "pumpkin shells" - technically it's calleda sea urchin. Yours looks like a Purple Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus) but it can be hard to tell from a photo of just the shell. We have quite a few of them around the shoreline that's exposed to the Pacific Ocean here in BC, Canada. Just in case you're interested. :-)
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