Sea Potato

14th September 2007, Friday

Some of the animals washed up on the shore are very fragile and so rarely survive to be collected. One such is the Sea Potato, a small relative of Sea Urchin and Starfish – the Echinoderms. This complete shell with intricate patterns of holes and ridges was found recently – it measures 48mm. long and is quite rounded. In life it is deep yellow, covered with a fur of fine spines and lives beneath the sand below mean low water.
Sea Potato