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(WJHG Panama City Beach)   Diver finds what could be the world's largest sand dollar - even adjusted for inflation   (wjhg.com) divider line
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2020-10-19 6:44:18 PM  
More like a sand-twenty.

/got nothing good
//forget it Jake, it's Panama City Beach
 
2020-10-19 8:19:13 PM  
Didn't know 6.5" was considered "biggest ever".
 
2020-10-19 8:19:43 PM  
All the years I spent diving and just enjoyed the view.  I guess I should have been taking shiat I could sell for 3 dollars.  If you find a gold bar or coins, take them. Leave the rest alone.
 
2020-10-19 8:21:34 PM  

Vtimlin: All the years I spent diving and just enjoyed the view.  I guess I should have been taking shiat I could sell for 3 dollars.  If you find a gold bar or coins, take them. Leave the rest alone.


This. It's a living animal. Let some researchers know they are growing larger and living longer, and just take photos.
 
2020-10-19 8:25:37 PM  
Sometimes the guys at Guinness decide it's not even worth flying over to evaluate the new record breaker
/Sand dollars? Is this a commercial?
 
2020-10-19 8:26:14 PM  

KB202: Vtimlin: All the years I spent diving and just enjoyed the view.  I guess I should have been taking shiat I could sell for 3 dollars.  If you find a gold bar or coins, take them. Leave the rest alone.

This. It's a living animal. Let some researchers know they are growing larger and living longer, and just take photos.


I think the one in the photo was already dead for a bit. When they're alive they're very fuzzy and usually purplish.
 
2020-10-19 8:26:28 PM  
Do you really want to see this happening to your dollars?
 
2020-10-19 8:32:18 PM  

KB202: Vtimlin: All the years I spent diving and just enjoyed the view.  I guess I should have been taking shiat I could sell for 3 dollars.  If you find a gold bar or coins, take them. Leave the rest alone.

This. It's a living animal. Let some researchers know they are growing larger and living longer, and just take photos.


nah, that's a very dead sand dollar (first image, from TFA) living sand dollars are fuzzy (second image). what i want to know is if that pineapple is some kind of luck charm, or just future drinks garnish

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2020-10-19 8:34:32 PM  

iamskibibitz: Didn't know 6.5" was considered "biggest ever".


Makes me wonder if there's somebody with one the size of dinner plate hanging on their wall and they just don't know that it's considered big.
 
2020-10-19 8:37:49 PM  
I feel safer knowing it's now dead.
 
2020-10-19 8:39:00 PM  
The coolest thing about deceased Sand Dollar's is radial symmetry.
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Stuff it quadripeds
 
2020-10-19 8:41:02 PM  
That's not a sand dollar.

It's a GIANT F*CKING DIATOM
 
2020-10-19 8:46:49 PM  
It's not about the size of the dollar, it's about the motion of the ocean.
 
2020-10-19 8:48:46 PM  
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excuse me but that is the goddamned millenium falcon
 
2020-10-19 8:50:28 PM  
"Many months later, the Moon appeared..."
 
2020-10-19 9:00:13 PM  
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What a pre-inflation sand dollar might look like.
 
2020-10-19 9:09:57 PM  
I've found bigger sand dollars off Fort Desoto. I did not make the news. Of course I didn't call the news
 
2020-10-19 9:13:59 PM  
Good thing he didn't find it in Canada.
 
2020-10-19 9:41:06 PM  

luna1580: KB202: Vtimlin: All the years I spent diving and just enjoyed the view.  I guess I should have been taking shiat I could sell for 3 dollars.  If you find a gold bar or coins, take them. Leave the rest alone.

This. It's a living animal. Let some researchers know they are growing larger and living longer, and just take photos.

nah, that's a very dead sand dollar (first image, from TFA) living sand dollars are fuzzy (second image). what i want to know is if that pineapple is some kind of luck charm, or just future drinks garnish

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OOOHHHHHHH

Who Finds a pineapple at the bottom of the sea...♫
 
2020-10-19 9:54:22 PM  
Let's see if he can get anything from the $1 menu at the local MickeyD's............

Shoulda just left it & only took pictures of it.....Jerk
 
2020-10-19 10:05:09 PM  

Insain2: Let's see if he can get anything from the $1 menu at the local MickeyD's............

Shoulda just left it & only took pictures of it.....Jerk


since when is taking a dead sea shell home from the beach evil? why is this any different? that sand dollar is dead, it's not endangered even if it was alive (although FL does prohibit live shelling), and it's carcass isn't really food for anything else (or really habitat even, being a lump of attractive pure calcium carbonate), it's just going to break down into more sand over time.

no one destroyed anything rare, or caused any pain or death, by taking that single sand dollar.
 
2020-10-19 10:05:34 PM  
Did the diver drop it in the box for Jerry's Squids, just for the halibut?
 
2020-10-19 10:11:22 PM  
Did he drop it in the jar for Jerry's Squids?
 
2020-10-19 10:24:27 PM  

berylman: The coolest thing about deceased Sand Dollar's is radial symmetry.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 210x180] Stuff it quadripeds


Awesome attempt at the apostrophe
 
2020-10-19 10:28:44 PM  
All non scientists should be confined to their homes or their place of employment.  It is not essential for people other than official government scientists to dive in the ocean.  Divers who are not official govenment scientists just use fossil fuels and leave litter in the ocean.  Fishing is not an excuse.  People should eat a grey protein paste that is farmed in tanks.  Not eat fish.  If a person is non essential, they should be welded into their homes.  It worked for the chinese, their economy is booming.  All they had to do was weld a small percentage of corona infected into their homes.  If it works during a pandemic, it will work wonders to weld all the non essentials into thier homes permanently.  Let the earth heal.  No more non essential activities outside of the home.  If a person wants to visit the ocean, they should be forced to get a degree in marine biology or geology and get a job with the government.
 
2020-10-19 11:06:11 PM  

luna1580: Insain2: Let's see if he can get anything from the $1 menu at the local MickeyD's............

Shoulda just left it & only took pictures of it.....Jerk

since when is taking a dead sea shell home from the beach evil? why is this any different? that sand dollar is dead, it's not endangered even if it was alive (although FL does prohibit live shelling), and it's carcass isn't really food for anything else (or really habitat even, being a lump of attractive pure calcium carbonate), it's just going to break down into more sand over time.

no one destroyed anything rare, or caused any pain or death, by taking that single sand dollar.


I stand by what I said too bad you don't know what you're talking about......dead or alive leave it where it was found.....Period!!
 
2020-10-19 11:08:51 PM  

iamskibibitz: Didn't know 6.5" was considered "biggest ever".


It's 4.5 in my house.

/At least when I'm home.
 
2020-10-19 11:22:56 PM  

Insain2: luna1580: Insain2: Let's see if he can get anything from the $1 menu at the local MickeyD's............

Shoulda just left it & only took pictures of it.....Jerk

since when is taking a dead sea shell home from the beach evil? why is this any different? that sand dollar is dead, it's not endangered even if it was alive (although FL does prohibit live shelling), and it's carcass isn't really food for anything else (or really habitat even, being a lump of attractive pure calcium carbonate), it's just going to break down into more sand over time.

no one destroyed anything rare, or caused any pain or death, by taking that single sand dollar.

I stand by what I said too bad you don't know what you're talking about......dead or alive leave it where it was found.....Period!!


impressive reasoning - if you are an actual plant with chlorophyll living peacefully in its native environment. it's not POSSIBLE to be a living human and lead a fully leave-no-trace life. you have to eat. you have to transport and clothe your human body. you probably sleep in a building, a building that destroyed whatever nature was there before it and was built with materials harvested from the earth.

i'm sorry, but it's fine to take a single dead shell home from a FL beach. it's sustainable and certainly not going to cause ecosystem collapse or an extinction event. i really hope you don't have kids, because never, ever allowing them to keep a shell they found, or press some fall leaves, or collect a single cool rock would really rob them of a lot of harmless joy. it would also pretty much guarantee they don't grow up to be biologists or ecologists themselves.
 
2020-10-19 11:32:13 PM  
Didn't some kid find the largest sand dollar only a few weeks ago? Did this person intentionally go out looking just to break that record? What an asshole.
 
2020-10-20 12:55:50 AM  

KB202: Vtimlin: All the years I spent diving and just enjoyed the view.  I guess I should have been taking shiat I could sell for 3 dollars.  If you find a gold bar or coins, take them. Leave the rest alone.

This. It's a living animal. Let some researchers know they are growing larger and living longer, and just take photos.


And 10 people smarted your comment.  Good lord, Idiocracy wasn't supposed to be a documentary.

WON'T SOMEONE THINK OF THE SKELETONS!
 
2020-10-20 12:57:51 AM  

Insain2: Let's see if he can get anything from the $1 menu at the local MickeyD's............

Shoulda just left it & only took pictures of it.....Jerk


Name checks out for sure.

And don't take sand, it was once part of a living rock!
 
2020-10-20 1:03:01 AM  

morg: iamskibibitz: Didn't know 6.5" was considered "biggest ever".

Makes me wonder if there's somebody with one the size of dinner plate hanging on their wall and they just don't know that it's considered big.


I was gonna say.  I feel like I've seen some around that size or bigger sitting on coffee tables or mixed in a bowl with other shells.

Maybe it was a "man's" measurement of 7 inches.
 
2020-10-20 3:55:06 AM  

dkulprit: morg: iamskibibitz: Didn't know 6.5" was considered "biggest ever".

Makes me wonder if there's somebody with one the size of dinner plate hanging on their wall and they just don't know that it's considered big.

I was gonna say.  I feel like I've seen some around that size or bigger sitting on coffee tables or mixed in a bowl with other shells.

Maybe it was a "man's" measurement of 7 inches.


7? looks 8 to me at least. Plus the ocean gets real cold, so you know...
 
2020-10-20 9:01:36 AM  

duckpoopy: berylman: The coolest thing about deceased Sand Dollar's is radial symmetry.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 210x180] Stuff it quadripeds

Awesome attempt at the apostrophe


Sadly, pluralising with a possessive apostrophe is now considered common usage. Same with the shedding of the Oxford comma, and texting having made periods angry.
 
2020-10-20 10:39:01 AM  
Luna, if you're a scuba diver the dry compressed air leaves you with cottonmouth like you wouldn't believe. After a dive there's nothing better than cutting into a juicy pineapple right from the cooler to eat and refresh your mouth. There were days we went back to the dock realizing we left the pineapple in the car!

luna1580: KB202: Vtimlin: All the years I spent diving and just enjoyed the view.  I guess I should have been taking shiat I could sell for 3 dollars.  If you find a gold bar or coins, take them. Leave the rest alone.

This. It's a living animal. Let some researchers know they are growing larger and living longer, and just take photos.

nah, that's a very dead sand dollar (first image, from TFA) living sand dollars are fuzzy (second image). what i want to know is if that pineapple is some kind of luck charm, or just future drinks garnish

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