Club Spined Sea Urchin

Club Spined Sea Urchin

A CLUB SPINED SEA URCHIN is an ECHINODERM….and so is the GREEN SEA URCHIN (or also called the VARIEGATED SEA URCHIN)…

Green Variegated sea Urchin

Green Variegated Sea Urchin

This post is a continuation of our snorkeling Road Trip To Seashells In The Florida Keys because I had to do a little more research on these SEA URCHINS I saw this past weekend. ECHINODERMS (pronounced ek-EYE- no-derms) include SEA STARS, SAND DOLLARS, SEA CUCUMBERS and SEA URCHINS so I wanted to share this word with you…. I love to say it ….”Echinoderm”. Ha!

Brittle Star Big Pine Key

Brittle Star off Big Pine Key

It was fun to see this “hairy” BRITTLE STAR (also an Echinoderm) while so many beautiful tropical fish casually swam by painting the sea with bright blues with stripes of yellows and greens.

So come on in the water with me and enjoy snorkeling the underwater world in only 5 to 12 feet of water around the Florida Keys.The water’s fine!