Broken Sand Dollar Project

Jodi House

Wife and mother of two wild boys, new home remodeler and blogger, beach lover.

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9 Responses

  1. Mandy Trevett says:

    What is a sand dollar. I’m in the UK. Never seen anything like them!

  2. Cassie says:

    Aww sad to see you chose to kill live sand dollars for an art project. Please, next time consider leaving the living ones and only taking the dead or broken pieces. If they’re brown they’re still living. 🙁

    • Jodi House says:

      Is this a joke? I would NEVER kill live sand dollars. Last summer we had a terrible red tide in Southwest Florida. We found hundreds of ALREADY dead ones washed up on the shore.

  3. Vicky says:

    If the sand dollars are brown to burgundy color and fuzzy…they are alive. Just because you see them up on the beach doesn’t mean they are dead. I have watched people grabbing up live sand dollars as the waves go out and it really saddens me too. They don’t seem to care even when you tell them they are alive.

  4. Deirdre says:

    Many of you really need to educate yourselves on telling live from dead sand dollars. Just because they’re still brown, green or purple and have fuzzy stuff left does not mean they’re still alive.

    Not to be overly grotesque but have you ever seen a recently deceased human? Are they instantly shriveled and decomposed? No. And neither are sand dollars instantly white or grey. It takes time laying in the sun for them to appear skeletal white – the only version of dead those of you who “know” exactly what a dead vs live sand dollar “looks” like seem to understand.

    So please, rather than bashing others due to your ignorance, do some research and learn how to truly determine if one is living or dead. Color and fuzz are not the sole identifiers.

    It’s equally sad that you blindly accuse others of killing creatures they love simply because you’re uneducated.

    • Jodi House says:

      Thank you so much for saying this! I was a little stunned when I received these comments. I would never take a living creature from our waters. We had such a horrible red tide last summer here and tons of fish and even a bunch of dolphins washed up on shore, along with TONS of sand dollars. It was sad.

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