Rare urchin eBay sale
DRAPED in warm hues of cream and purple, the Coelopleurus exquisitus urchin is a dazzling ocean creature. But marine biologists did not discover it by exploring the open sea. Instead they found it on eBay.
The Natural History Museum in London determined a specimen being sold on eBay by a specialised collector came from a species previously unknown. The collector offered it at a starting price of $9.50 (about R124). It sold for $138 (about R1 800).You won’t get rich selling to science. – Auctions Writer