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Can you eat the Sea Urchins in the Virgin Islands?  

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ikory
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I see urchins in sushi restarants a lot. I have seen Andrew Zimmern eat them many times on the travel channel. I do not know the species common in the Virgin Islands and only thing I have read so far is you can eat all species just some taste really bad. So are sea urchins a tasty treat or should I avoid them at all cost?

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OldTart
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The edible species (it's actually the gonads of both males and females which are the edible part if that's not TMI and enough to turn you off) is found primarily in the cold waters of Europe. To the best of my knowledge the species found here isn't edible. Not poisonous as far as I know so if you want to give it a try do let us know!

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sheiba
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Sea urchins are an important part of the eco system in the waters. Please don't eat.

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OldTart
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Sea urchins are an important part of the eco system in the waters. Please don't eat.

The fish we eat aren't?

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STXBob
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Enjoy the fish species du jour while it lasts. As each one gets fished out, we move on to to next.

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