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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Pyrodinium bahamense, an HAB organism that blooms each summer in Tampa Bay and Indian River Lagoon, chemically lights up to glow in the dark. This is called bioluminescence.

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