The sea urchin is an animal that lives on the seabed and predominantly feeds on algae, its scientific name is “paracentrotus lividus”. This animal is a hermaphrodite but it is commonly referred to as the female sea urchin due to the presence of the flavoursome coral-coloured gonads found inside. These are commonly called the eggs which are extracted and eaten raw as a starter or used to give a unique flavour to pasta dishes. The Blue Marlin sea urchin meat is packaged in 55 glass jars or 70 g tins. The product is preserved via a process of sterilisation.