14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Keyhole urchins are intriguing due to the star shaped pattern and their fragility. When found on the beach they are typically broken. The photo highlights the star pattern, and also the ability of the urchin to repair damage as the skeleton here healed along the broken edges prior to death.
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||Nov. 30, 2016, 7:12 a.m.