Baby sand dollars clone themselves when they sense danger | Seattle Times Newspaper
There are 1 comment on the seattletimes.nwsource.com story from Mar 14, 2008, titled Baby sand dollars clone themselves when they sense danger | Seattle Times Newspaper. In it, seattletimes.nwsource.com reports that:The odds of growing up aren't good for baby sand dollars. Smaller than the head of a pin, the larvae drift in the ocean easy prey for anything with a mouth. But a University of Washington graduate student has discovered the tiny animal has a surprising survival strategy: Faced with the threat of being gobbled up, it makes like Dr. Evil from the Austin Powers movies and clones itself.
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Since: Feb 08
#1 Mar 14, 2008
This is so cool. I love picking up sand dollars on the beach (and throw the live ones back into the waves). The sand dollar display at the Interpretive Center is really interesting, too.
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