Wednesday, October 12, 2011

sand dollar ~ 10/12/11 ~ Morro Strand Beach

posted 10/25/11 - There's not a lot of decent information online for sand dollars. I'm assuming most people are okay simply knowing it's a sand dollar and don't bother to look any further as to what kind of animal this is. I've included the best links I could find in the ID above. Essentially what anyone finds on a beach are dead "skeletons" of sand dollars, so to speak. I've also posted this on flickr with hopes someone out there with knowledge of this animal can ID it.

ps - This Pacific sand dollar post inspired Jeannette of Bread on the Water to write a thoughtful piece on plastics and where do they go. The ocean? Also, after looking at other sand dollars and the descriptions of those found on the eastern shores of the Pacific Ocean, I think my best guess for D. excentricus is most likely correct.


Jeannette said...

Your post inspired me this morn and my morning post links back to you.

Katie (Nature ID) said...

Thanks for the mention, Jeannette. I've linked to your specific post in a postscript above.

Jennifer said...

I've had a big thing for sand dollars ever since I was a kid. Love them!