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Sea Urchin: Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis Müller

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Colour photograph of four brown rectangular fossils with bumps
Sea Urchin: Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis Müller. Quaternary. Fernhill, Saint John, New Brunswick. Collector: J.P. Clayton, 1903. New Brunswick Museum (NBMG 4246). Sea urchin plate width 0.5 cm. Today shells of sea urchins are often found on New Brunswick shorelines. The common green sea urchin lives along the Atlantic coast from the Arctic to the eastern USA. This fossil was found about 35 metres above present sea level and is about 12,000 years old.