Sea urchins belong to a group of about 950 living species of spiny sea animals that are related to starfish and sand dollars. They often have calcium in their spines and may be mistaken for shells or rocks because of their appearance. Their spines are their defense mechanism. Read more: Can Sea Urchins Kill You? Article
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