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VM244: Diagnostic Methods for the Comprehensive Health Assessment of the Long-Spined Sea Urchin, Diadema antillarum

Figure 4. Tongs used to handle D. antillarum can be handmade using coat hanger wire or wire a little stiffer than that. A piece of two-inch PVC pipe can be used to create a handle, provide support, and stiffen the wire.

Credit: J. Patterson, UF/IFAS