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7 animals that are eaten alive by humans

March 11, 2011, 10:32 a.m.
sea urchin

Photo: ePi.Longo/Flickr

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Sea urchin

These echinoderms may not look too appetizing given their spiny exteriors, but they are prized around the world for their fishy-flavored roe and flesh. Though they are often eaten raw, such as in sushi (typically called "uni"), some people prefer to eat them immediately after they are cut open. Scissors are often used to get past the protective spears. Check out this shocking video to see how they are prepared and eaten straight out of the ocean.