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11th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Shingle or helmet urchins, known as haukeuke kaupali in Hawaiian, are some of the most unusual sea urchins to live in Hawaii. They have Armored plates instead of spines to keep them protected from cra

Shingle or helmet urchins, known as haukeuke kaupali in Hawaiian, are some of the most unusual sea urchins to live in Hawaii. They have Armored plates instead of spines to keep them protected from crashing waves in the tidal zone.

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Date Taken: 06.2013
Date Uploaded: 09.2013
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Camera: PENTAX K-5
Copyright: © Joseph Pecora