This past week, a group of bathers in Playa Panama, in Guanacaste, were surprised to see several erizos (sea urchins) in the water, capturing the attention of all by their curious thorns and attractive color; tourists took the opportunity to take pictures.
Guana Noticias reported some of the bathers tried to remove the erizos to place them on the edge of a trunk, but not possible due their large number.
Faced with this curious fact, online Guanacaste news site spoke with SINAC Tempisque Conservation Area, Mauricio Méndez.
“This species, centrostephanus coronatus is very common and abundant in the area, can be observed when diving or in the rocky parts that are covered by water. They basically eat algae,” said Méndez.
According to the SINAC biologist, given this rainy season