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derbyshiredowser



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 18 10:05 am    Post subject: Beach find  Reply with quote    



Found this on the beach at Porthmadog last week and wondered what it was ,can't find it in any books , Thanks

sean
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 18 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Some sort of sea urchin?

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 18 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
Some sort of sea urchin?

Yup.
Sand dollar? Or sea potato?

ETA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echinocardium_cordatum

buzzy



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 18 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yup again.

Picture of its brother here:

www.naturamediterraneo.com/Public/data6/IvanMulero/Echinocardium-cordatum-T.jpg_20071013132327_Echinocardium-cordatum-T.jpg

Henry

derbyshiredowser



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 18 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
sean wrote:
Some sort of sea urchin?

Yup.
Sand dollar? Or sea potato?

ETA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echinocardium_cordatum


Thanks for that, yes that's definitely it, interesting article and quite long living creature.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 18 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have always known them as sea urchin shells, but never seen a live one that could be identified as being from one. I have a little one I picked up on a beach in Devon.

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