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#1 sully

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Posted 03 May 2003 - 07:26 AM

Does anyone know the name of this Red Sea sea urchin? The picture was taken on a night dive in the Gulf of Aquaba.
Thanks in advance, Sully

#2 PauP

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Posted 03 May 2003 - 08:53 AM

Whatever it is, it's a beautiful creature!

It resembles the Queens hat.

Sorry to be of no help whatsoever :D

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#3 Cybergoldfish

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Posted 03 May 2003 - 02:58 PM

I think it's a Regal Pin cushion, so you were not too far out OG!

#4 sully

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Posted 11 May 2003 - 11:09 PM

Many thanks for the answer to my question. Now
I would like to hear from another diver who has seen one of these very pretty urchins.
Is it a rare creature, or just shy and well hidden. sully :P

#5 Ben

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Posted 12 May 2003 - 04:24 AM

Beautiful creature indeed!
I dived last year in Aqaba, and unfortunately never saw that one !