Sand Dollars

Sand dollars are a flat burrowing urchin. They are shaped much like a disc, and usually have a star shape on the top. Sand dollars are often found in beach side gift shops.

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Sand Dollars

What are the texture of sand dollar?

A sand dollar is very dry and fragile as though it were a large coin made of plaster of paris.

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How many young does the sand dollar produce?

The sand dollar does not give birth to young ones. They shed their sperm and eggs in the surrounding water and the fertilization takes place outside. Generally the eggs are released in hundreds.

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Why do they call a sand dollar a sand dollar?

Sand dollars look like round white coins, which is how they got their name.

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What is the Japanese name of sand dollar?

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砂ドル

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What is the genus and species for a sand dollar?

Genus and species is Clypeaster subdepressus

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Why is the dollar called a dollar?

The word "dollar" has a long history dating back to central Europe in the 15th century.

Some of the first large-size silver coins were minted from metal mined in what is now the southeastern part of Germany. Most of the silver veins were found in valleys. The word for valley in old-style German was "Thal", pronounced roughly "tohl". The coins soon became known as Thalers ("tohllers") meaning "from the valley".

Thalers proved to be so popular that similar coins were eventually used all over Europe as a common exchange medium. Each region adapted the name to its local language and spelling; by the time the coins were used in the Netherlands they had become "dalers", still pronounced with a short 'a'. But to those of us accustomed to English spelling that looked too much like it should be pronounced "dayler" so the spelling gradually morphed to something closer to its pronunciation, giving the familiar word DOLLAR.

Why dollars in the US?

When the US adopted its decimal currency a Spanish version of the Thaler called a "real" (ray-AL) was already circulating due to the proximity of Spanish colonies. The Mint decided that the primary American silver coin would be compatible in size and weight with the Spanish coin. Reales were already called dollars in common use so the new American coins were given the same name, but this time it was official.

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What is the scientific name for pancake sand dollar?

Echinarachnius parma

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How many sand dollars are there in the world?

12

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Is there a picture of a sand dollar?

Click on the link for a picture on a different website.

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What is the legend of the sand dollar?

The legend of the sand dollar is that Christ left the sand dollar as a symbol to help evangelists teach the faith. The five holes represent the five wounds Christ received while on the cross: four nail holes and the hole made by the Roman's spear. In the center of one side of the sand dollar, there is the Easter lily and in the middle of the lily is the star of Bethlehem. The Christmas poinsettia is on the other side which is a reminder of Christ's birth. If you break the sand dollar open, there are five white pieces of shell which look like doves. These are said to bring good will and peacE.

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What group does the sand dollar belong to?

Echinoderm

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Why are there so few sand dollars found on Maine beaches this year?

You are misidentifying the animals as sand dollars (Mellita), when in fact they are 6-holed sea urchins.

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Does the sand dollar have one cell?

No, a sand dollar would be made up of many cells.

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How do starfish feed on a sand dollar?

Starfish have a beak, just like an octopus, and the suck the meat out of the sand dollar with it.

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What eats a sand dollar?

flounders,octopuses,plankton and I forget the other

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What is Casual Research?

It is the testing of a hypothesis on the cause and effect within a given market.Casual Research explores the effect of one thing on another and more specifically, the effect of one variable on another. The research is used to measure what impact a specific change will have on existing norms and allows market researchers to predict hypothetical scenarios upon which a company can base its business plan. For example, if a clothing company currently sells blue denim jeans, casual research can measure the impact of the company changing the product design to the colour white. Following the research, company bosses will be able to decide whether changing the colour of the jeans to white would be profitable. To summarise, casual research is a way of seeing how actions now will affect a business in the future

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Are sand dollars good luck?

Supposedly, but so are four leaf clovers and rabbits feet. All superstition if you ask me. We were in the Virgin Islands for my sisters Wedding when I found one. I was about to release it but my mom and girlfriend said they were good luck. I had never heard this before. I didn't want to kill it but I gave it to my mom and she took it home with her.

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How does a sand dollar move?

They have spines on their body that allow them to move slowly across the ocean floor and dig into the sand if they need to.

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Where is the sand dollar's mouth located?

On the underside, in the center.

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Sea Urchins

What is key characteristic of sea urchins and sand dollars?

They both or found in the ocean

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What kind of symmetry does a sand dollar have?

Horizontial or vertical, depending on where you cut it.

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Do crabs eat sand dollars?

No, sand dollars mainly eat small worms and algae.

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When is the best time of year to find seashells?

The most variety of shells can be found late winter, early spring. late December through February.

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How big is the largest sand dollar ever found?

11.5 inches is a lie. They only get up to 5" max.

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Why is a sand dollar called a sand dollar?

a sand dollar is called a sand dollar because they dig into the sand but not to far, that is the sand part. the dollar part is that the sand dollar looks like a coin dollar!

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