Harvesting Sea Urchin

Photo is mine
@ilocosboy (37212)
Philippines
June 24, 2017 3:06am CST
We are located near the seashore and oftentimes we chance to the fishermen who just ashoe from catching fish and other marine living things. The photo was taken when we chance a fisherman who harvested sea urchin or as we call it maritangtang. Sea urchin got spines in its round body but not really harmless unless you tighten your hold. Sea urchin usually lives in shallow part of the shore and eat sea grass. You just need to pick them up. Sea urchin is said to be aphrodisiac.
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• United States
24 Jun 17
Do you know how do they taste ilocosboy?
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• United States
24 Jun 17
@ilocosboy But once it is exposed it tastes good right? And you cook them or eat them raw?
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@ilocosboy (37212)
• Philippines
24 Jun 17
@TiarasOceanView cooking is just by boiling the water or by just grilling this and its good.
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• United States
24 Jun 17
@ilocosboy Sounds good ilocosboy..I wish to taste it as I love seafoods.
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• Philippines
24 Jun 17
This is the first time I've seen something like this.
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@ilocosboy (37212)
• Philippines
24 Jun 17
well, this is the sea urchin.
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24 Jun 17
Same here. I wonder how they taste like
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@ilocosboy (37212)
• Philippines
24 Jun 17
@Iam_jauntyjen Oh its delicious, maybe one day you will try, then you will be looking for more, he he.
@ridingbet (59405)
• Philippines
24 Jun 17
i haven't tasted a sea urchin just yet, but i watched it on TV that it tastes good. i think it can be eaten raw, is that true?
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@ilocosboy (37212)
• Philippines
24 Jun 17
At least you have to boil or grill the shell. It taste good its so happen its high on cholesterol.
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@ridingbet (59405)
• Philippines
25 Jun 17
@ilocosboy hahaha! that is not good for those who have high cholesterol in their system.
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@Elisa1234 (7652)
• Philippines
24 Jun 17
Im afraid of Sea urchins I dont like to eat them too.
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@ilocosboy (37212)
• Philippines
24 Jun 17
It look like devil it taste heavenly he he
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@Elisa1234 (7652)
• Philippines
24 Jun 17
@ilocosboy oh really? does it taste like a crab? hehe
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@ilocosboy (37212)
• Philippines
24 Jun 17
@Elisa1234 It depends on your tasting but if you love crab, probably you will like this more.
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@silvermist (20116)
• India
24 Jun 17
I have seen them.Have you eaten them? I do not think I would ever.
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@ilocosboy (37212)
• Philippines
24 Jun 17
I have eaten them and I love the taste. Taste just like oyster.
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• Calgary, Alberta
24 Jun 17
their taste reminded me of egg yolk but only sweeter.
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@ilocosboy (37212)
• Philippines
24 Jun 17
@CaptAlbertWhisker oh wow now, there is someone now who actually tasted the sea urchin.
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@mandala100 (50425)
• Hong Kong
24 Jun 17
@ilocosboy I remember stepping on a sea urchin near the beach and oh man it really felt terrible on my foot as if my legs and foot are completely paralyze.
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@ilocosboy (37212)
• Philippines
24 Jun 17
There is a variety of sea urchin that is poisonous, its color black, that cannot be eaten. This kind is edible.
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@mandala100 (50425)
• Hong Kong
30 Jun 17
@ilocosboy Ok thanks for the info my friend.
@ilocosboy (37212)
• Philippines
1 Jul 17
@mandala100 no problem
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@rina110383 (24070)
24 Jun 17
Nice to see one, even just a photo. Haven't seen or tasted one but I would love to in the future. If they are sold, how much is the selling price?
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@ilocosboy (37212)
• Philippines
24 Jun 17
One kilogram is 100 pesos or 2 dollars, more or less
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@responsiveme (16816)
• India
24 Jun 17
I have seen them but didn't know they were eaten
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@ilocosboy (37212)
• Philippines
24 Jun 17
Its tricky to eat but it can be eaten. And its aphrodisiacs.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
24 Jun 17
I saw these back in my hometwon (La Union) but, I haven't tried tasting it. How does it tastes anyway?
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@ilocosboy (37212)
• Philippines
24 Jun 17
really, your from La Union, wow, were neighbors. It taste like oyster. I hope you have tasted oyster.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
26 Jun 17
@ilocosboy so from where you my friend? yes, I've tasted oyster and, sorry but I don't like it
@allknowing (69319)
• India
25 Jun 17
That is a beautiful photo of the sea urchin
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@ilocosboy (37212)
• Philippines
25 Jun 17
thank you, beautiful sea monster
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24 Jun 17
I have not eaten sea urchin before.
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@ilocosboy (37212)
• Philippines
24 Jun 17
maybe you should try
@Corbin5 (115811)
• United States
24 Jun 17
Seems like it would take some skill to harvest those.
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@ilocosboy (37212)
• Philippines
24 Jun 17
It's not hard to harvest, you just pick them up.
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@snowy22315 (52623)
• United States
25 Jun 17
learn something new every day!
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@SIMPLYD (82965)
• Philippines
27 Jun 17
But sea urchins have spikes that can really get into one's feet when we step on it at the sea?
@ilocosboy (37212)
• Philippines
27 Jun 17
There are some varieties that can really spiked your feet which is the black kind, it cause so much pain. This edible kind cannot prick you unless you tighten your hold
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@SIMPLYD (82965)
• Philippines
28 Jun 17
@ilocosboy Yes, those black ones indeed.
@ilocosboy (37212)
• Philippines
28 Jun 17
@SIMPLYD those black kind really sting
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• United States
30 Jun 17
I don't really know what it is, I am glad you shared.
@ilocosboy (37212)
• Philippines
1 Jul 17
Well, its so common in our place that when walk in the beach you can see them walking through their spines.
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• United States
1 Jul 17
@ilocosboy I would like to see that.