Sand Dollars and Low Tide

By Patti Gutshall

The King Tides are just magical on Faria Beach last week. Low tide, bubbles floating, and the reflection of the clouds so surreal just before sunset.

We usually find sand dollars on the beach.  They are dried out and hollow.  The King Tide exposed these alive Sand Dollars in the extreme low tide.  I was amazed to find that they were moving, leaving delicate lines behind them.  When alive they are feel fuzzy.  They will not survive very long out of water so we gently placed them back into the ocean.  Even when you find a dried out shell, there skeletons are calcium and important to remain in the sea.



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