Sand Dollars - More Than Just a Pretty ShellLeaves and Critters
Okay, well this may come as a surprise, but before sand dollars become the fragile seashore decoration in your beach house, they are actually a living creature!
I know, it seems like maybe that should be obvious, but people rarely see them alive so they just don't associate them with living animals.
So sand dollars make it into my travel site because A) I came across hundreds of them on the beach in El Salvador and didn't even know what they were at first and B) Some other travelers I've talked to didn't know there was such thing as a live sand dollar. So they count as something discovered while traveling. :)
You might come across hundreds of them at low tide in some places, burrowing into the sand. They almost look like dog paw prints! So they do indeed have a front and a back which you'll quickly see as they move to bury themselves under the sand.
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