Washed Ashore: Sand Dollar

Photo of Sand Dollar top

It took some searching to find this nearly entire skeleton, or test, of a Sand Dollar (Echinarachnius parma) washed up on the beach. More often, I find pie slice portions. Living Sand Dollars are reddish-brown and covered with short movable spines that allow them to get around on the ocean floor. Learn more about them at Animal Diversity Web. (To view the following images in full-size, click here.)

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  1. Your photos are so deeply nourishing, Josh. They engender, by themselves, the same heightened awareness of the sacredness and beauty of the earth that usually only come when one is outdoors, in the midst of it.

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