Apr 24, 2008: Sand Dollar

Tideflat Critters

Everybody knows this guy!

But who knew sand dollars have such hairy bottoms? This is what they look like BEFORE you see them for sale in jewelry-supply stores.

Interesting fact: last spring researchers at the University of Washington discovered that a sand dollar larvae will clone itself, and split in two, when it smells a dover sole... the theory being that the sole will only be able to eat one of them. Maybe this will give Michael Keaton some ideas for a career comeback.

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  • Daniel Philips on

    I think this is my first time seeing a Sand Dollar… weird!

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