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FLMNH-ASPIDOLIST-L August 2013

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Re: A short story about covering in echinoids

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Solis Marin Francisco Alonso <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 1 Aug 2013 09:32:50 -0500

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LOL!
That`s a great story! (and funny).
I have never seen and echinoid covering with something particularly
different apart from sand and algae
Francisco

> Something I forgot to mention:
>
> In the early 1970's we were studying the echinoid Lytechinus in Bermuda.
> On a very hot day about four of us were snorkeling
> In Harrington Sound, collecting urchins.  Butch, the boat operator from
> the Bermuda Biological Station, was wearing a pair of shorts and, while we
> were in the water, he decided to cool down a little.  He dived in, swam
> around for a few minutes, and climbed back into the boat.  As we started
> back towards the Lab, Butch discovered that he did not have his wallet.
> It had fallen out of his pocket when he went swimming.  We returned to the
> collecting site, and we looked for quite a while, but did not find the
> wallet.
>  The next day, we returned to the site to do some more collecting.  A
> student immediately found a Lytechinus covered with a
> U.S. $1 bill!  Close by this urchin was Butch's wallet.  All's well that
> ends well.
>   Other things we found on Bermuda urchins: golf balls, the old aluminium
> pull-off pop-tops from beer cans, one earring, and, most grotesque -
> dead echinoid tests.
>
> Cheers, Dave Pawson.
>


Dr. Francisco A. Solís-Marín
Jefe de la Unidad Académica Ecología y Biodiversidad Acuática.
Colección Nacional de Equinodermos
"Dra. Ma. E. Caso Muñoz"
Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Circuito Universitario s/n
Deleg. Coyoacán
Mexico, D,F.,
CP. 04510
Tel. (52) 56-22-58-43

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