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Purple Sea Urchin

Sea urchins are closely related to starfish. They are both members of a group of animals known as echinoderms. The purple sea urchin is found off the west coast of North America from Canada to Baja California. They are common in the kelp forests of California where they feed on the kelp and other algae.

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