Are sea urchins bad parents?

Sea urchin offspring have one of the coolest names in the plankton. They’re called “pluteus” larvae. Yet, according to this narrator, urchins don’t know or care for their progeny. They’re a by-product of the motion in the ocean, baby. That’s just how they roll…

Peter Etnoyer (397 Posts)

PhD candidate at Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi and doctoral fellow Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies.