Beach Walk
Sand Dollars

[Sand Dollar drawing] Sand dollars are echinoderms, flat relatives of sea urchins. They use their short spines to burrow into the sand. The "petal patterns" on the sand dollar house tube feet which are used for respiration. Sand dollars live only on sandy beaches, where they burrow for food & protection. Food particles are filtered through the dense spines by mucous-coated cilia & tube feet. Sand dollars are a favored food of flounder, cod & haddock.

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