Pacific Sand Dollar
Eccentric sand dollar, also known as sea-cake, biscuit-urchin, or western sand dollar.
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Center Of A Prayer Labyrinth
(1 of 2) (1277 views)

Pacific Sand Dollar (Dendraster excentricus) external link
Also know as sea-cake, biscuit-urchin, western sand dollar
Robert Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve external link
East Bay Regional Park District
Access via Oakland, but above Berkeley
(Photo posted 7 November 2011)
(Photo taken 13:56:42 Wednesday 9 June 2010)
© 2011 Bryan Costales
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A prayer labyrinth was found on a plateau above Quarry Trail. In the labyrinth's center were treasures. Everything from a sand dollar to a dime.


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Eccentric Sand Dollar
(2 of 2) (790 views)

Pacific Sand Dollar (Dendraster excentricus) external link
Also know as sea-cake, biscuit-urchin, western sand dollar
Monterey Bay Aquarium external link
886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California
(Photo posted 7 November 2011)
(Photo taken 16:44:17 Wednesday 20 October 2010)
© 2011 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons License
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The Pacific Sand Dollar was also called the Eccentric Sand Dollar because the design on its top was offset from the center. Related to the sear urchin, it is flattened and burrows into the sand. The Pacific Sand Dollar can live at a depth of 100 to 300 feet (40 to 90 meters) but usually is found in shallow areas.


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