sand dollars

there are three things that i absolutely love about turks and caicos (besides all these) – star fish, remember how they tickled in my hands when i held them? – turtles, james sees them all the time on his dive outings and i get crazy jealous – and sand dollars.

i have been looking for sand dollars for more than a year now and had only found them in souvenir shops. obviously,  i’ve been looking in the wrong places, because everyone seems to see them all the time…

but last weekend, james and i were going for a walk and he found three in a row!

they are funny creatures, so, so pretty and difficult to imagine how they function. they are related to starfish and sea urchins – i did find a video with a sand dollar moving across the sand, you must watch it  HERE.

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5 thoughts on “sand dollars

  1. I’ve been here close to 1.5yr and have been looking for sand $ without success then we go to parrot cay and found 3 in less than 1 hour!! Youpeee!!!

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