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|This, familiar to our California friends, is the top side of a Sand Dollar (Dendraster excentricus). A familiar sight on Californian beaches. This little guy I found on Coronado beach, San Diego. What you see is called the "Test" or exoskeleton of the animal. The five petal shaped markings (ambulacra) each with two rows of respiratory podia (feet). At the centre of these petal type markings is the Madreporite, a structure that forms the intake for its water-vascular system........|
The reverse side I will post tomorrow.
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Nice capture Roy!
Great coloring on the Sand Dollar!
Original fotografía, preciosos colores.
well presented document of great beauty.
You are showing the structures of growth in nature as the basic principles of what we call "beauty" in an impressingly simple, clear and straightforward way.
With thanks, and best regards,