Bycatch: Variegated sea urchin

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Bycatch: Variegated sea urchin

The most common sea urchin in Tampa Bay is the variegated sea urchin, Lytechinus variegatus.


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FWC Facts:
White and brown shrimp depend on estuaries as nursery habitats, leaving when they reach 4-5 inches in length. This “shrimp run” occurs in late summer or early fall.

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