“Sea Urchin Abstract” Project Picture 23/365
I took this picture the same night dive of yesterday´s post, as I mentioned it was one of those dives you wish you had more available air in your tank. Going back to the image it is a partial close up of a Mediterranean Sea Urchin “Paracentrotus Lividus”, it is a specie I find is best photographed showing its patterns and symmetry than the complete animal, particularly this one had a color combination I specially liked.
It is very common in the mediterranean and is used in the local cuisine here in Spain, in some areas is eaten just opening their shell & adding some lemon juice, actually as a kid I used to catch them and sell them to nearby restaurants.
They live in rocks and like the sea stars use their tube feet to move around , in the image you can spot them between the spines (the small red tubes).
Es muy común en el mediterráneo y se utiliza en la cocina local en España, en algunas zonas se come sólo abriendo su cáscara y añadiendo un poco limón, de hecho cuando era niño solía cazarlos y venderlos a restaurantes cercanos.Viven posados sobre rocas y al igual que las estrellas de mar utilizan sus pies ambulacrales para moverse, en la imagen se pueden ver entre las espinas (los pequeños tubos rojos).