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NOAA Photo Library Image - reef3285

The stunning color and spines of the red slate pencil urchin (Heterocentrotus mammillatus) stand out on a reef off West Maui. Sea urchins are protected in the Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area.

Image ID: reef3285, NOAA's Coral Kingdom Collection
Photographer: Kevin Lino NOAA/NMFS/ PIFSC
Credit: NOAA/NMFS/Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Blog

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