She Finds An Awkward-Looking Sand Dollar On The Beach, But When She Flips It...OMG!

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She Finds An Awkward-Looking Sand Dollar On The Beach, But When She Flips It...OMG!
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Sand dollars are one of those fascinating creatures that can trick you into thinking they are dead, even when they are very much alive. And the fact is that they don't even have to try. They're simply made that way which will make you think they're dead! After all, they don't seem to breathe, or even move, for that matter! These are the primary indications that tell us whether or not something is dead or alive, and when we come across something that neither seems to move or breathe, most of us obviously think it's a non-living thing.

But that said, how does one find out if a sand dollar is dead or alive? What are the indications that we should be looking for, and what do they mean? Well, thanks to a popular YouTube channel, ' Sea Something', we now know the answers to these questions, and you can know them too! All you have to do is click next and check it out!

Sand dollars are an awesome example of nature's strange but amazing creativity!

Sand dollars are an awesome example of nature's strange but amazing creativity!

Sand dollars look like non-living things, even when they are very much alive!

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These guys neither seem to breathe nor move.

These guys neither seem to breathe nor move.
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But then, how can you know whether or not they're alive?

Well, that's what we're gonna find out...

Well, that's what we're gonna find out...
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We'll see the indications that tell us how to differentiate between a dead sand dollar, and an alive one.

Take a look at this. Do you think this one's alive?

Take a look at this. Do you think this one's alive?
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Or is it dead? Let's go through the demonstration to figure this out.

This is a dead sand dollar.

This is a dead sand dollar.

The first indication is the color. Dead sand dollars are often yellowish-green in color.

They may also have some seaweed attached to them.

They may also have some seaweed attached to them.
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One can also notice a sort of cracks on the edges.

Flipping it over will give us more information.

Flipping it over will give us more information.
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One can note that a dead sand dollar has a hardened body with grooves that lead to a hole in the middle of its body.

Now, let's compare our observations with that of a living sand dollar.

Now, let's compare our observations with that of a living sand dollar.
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A living sand dollar is almost blackish-purple in colour. They also have a flowery sort of pattern on the edges.

But, when we flip it, we see the really major difference.

But, when we flip it, we see the really major difference.
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A living sand dollar has bristles on its bottom side, and when we look closer, we can see that the bristles are actually moving! Now that's the ultimate proof that the sand dollar is alive!

Check out the whole video here!

Now can you differentiate between dead and alive sand dollars?