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Do sea urchins lay eggs?

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Answered 2014-10-27 00:19:25

Yes, In fact, A female sea urchin can lay up to 500 million eggs in her lifetime. These eggs are released out into the sea. A male sea urchin releases billions of sperm cells. When the egg and sperm meet, the baby sea urchin floats around until it matures.

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