Dead or alive? 3 ways to spot the difference between a live sand dollar and souvenir

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Have you ever scoured the beach hunting for that perfect sand dollar to take home as a souvenir? Or perhaps plucked one of them out of the water?

It could’ve been alive.

Many beachgoers don’t realize that sand dollars are living creatures. They’re a type of sea urchin in a class called Echinoids, or spiny skinned creatures…

Read Full Article, Independent Mail (07-22-2018)