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Name: Clypeasteroida Size: 7cm Lifespan: up to 8 years

WHERE THEY HANG ? Sand Dollars are closely related to Sea Urchins and hang out on the sandy seabed. The bleached white 'test' or skeletons of deceased sand dollars are often found on shorelines, like shells.

SUPER COOL FACTS ? Also known as mermaid coins, these creatures have rows of tube feet and eat plankton. Watch where you step and you'll see many if you are exploring the sea bed at low tide.

LEAVE NO FOOTPRINTS ? Please don't take these home, especially if you find them in the ocean - they may still be alive!

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