Tomasz Pedlow (Coursework Masters 2014)

Feeding ecology or purple urchins

My project looked at the feeding ecology of purple urchins (Heliocidaris erythrygramma). I tested feeding rates on diets of different seaweeds, feeding selectivity between different seaweeds and urchin condition when fed different seaweeds. Read the abstract of my thesis here.

Supervisors: Thomas Wernberg, Thibaut de Bettignies


  • 2012: B.Sc. (Marine Science), James Cook University, Australia


Heliocidaris drift feeding

Purple urchin feeding on a piece of kelp

Urchin cages

Tom’s urchin feeding experiment