Finding a Fortune

July 18, 2016  •  1 Comment

We didn't find a fortune, but we did find a few dollars, when we went exploring at low tide on our recent trip to Lasqueti Island. The sand dollars were alive (the dead ones are the ones that are rigid and white) and wedged in the sand in shallow water to be able to feed on whatever might come its way.

A close up view reveals the tiny cilia attached to spines that provide the sea urchin the ability to move across the bottom of the sea. You can also see the spines in this cropped magnification of another image that I shot through the surface of the water. A polarizer helped to eliminate reflections on the surface of the water.


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Linda(non-registered)
I am finally checking out our blog again. I love these pics of the sand dollars..
nice memories of that trip
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