5 inches Real Florida Arrowhead Sand Dollars for Sale with a natural star pattern on its surface, Encope michelini. Our sand dollars have been bleached white in color and are ready for use in seashell art and crafts. They are Real - NOT Imitation. They may have chipped edges, and/or other natural imperfections. They are extremely fragile; therefore, we do not replace sand dollars that are damaged during shipping. They are packed 1 dozen per plastic bag and the bag is wrapped with bubble wrap and placed into a box filled with shredded paper for cushion. They are not individually wrapped.
Sand dollars are marine creatures closely related to sea urchins that creep along the ocean floor seeking food. They are on nearly every beach in Florida. They are most abundant on the Gulf coast where ocean conditions are relatively calm. When sand dollars are alive, they are purplish in color. Their fuzzy spines are covered in tiny flexible bristles called cilia, which they use to move food to their mouth. When a sand dollar dies, its skeleton, called a test, is bleached by the sun and turns white and the small spines fade away, exposing the star pattern on the top of the shell. The name "sand dollar" comes from their resemblance to a dollar coin.
Can Only Be Shipped Within the US