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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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6233 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Oct 2020 at 8:10 PM (19 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-10-19 8:19:43 PM  
21 votes:
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 8:26:14 PM  
13 votes:

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 8:21:34 PM  
12 votes:

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 8:19:13 PM  
10 votes:
Didn't know 6.5" was considered "biggest ever".
 
2020-10-19 10:05:09 PM  
5 votes:

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 8:34:32 PM  
5 votes:

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 8:32:18 PM  
5 votes:

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 9:09:57 PM  
4 votes:
I've found bigger sand dollars off Fort Desoto. I did not make the news. Of course I didn't call the news
 
2020-10-20 3:55:06 AM  
1 vote:

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 1:03:01 AM  
1 vote:

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 12:55:50 AM  
1 vote:

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!
 
2020-10-19 11:22:56 PM  
1 vote:

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 9:41:06 PM  
1 vote:

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 8:48:46 PM  
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excuse me but that is the goddamned millenium falcon
 
2020-10-19 8:46:49 PM  
1 vote:
It's not about the size of the dollar, it's about the motion of the ocean.
 
2020-10-19 8:39:00 PM  
1 vote:
The coolest thing about deceased Sand Dollar's is radial symmetry.
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Stuff it quadripeds
 
2020-10-19 8:37:49 PM  
1 vote:
I feel safer knowing it's now dead.
 
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