The Sand Dollar is also known as the Keyhole Urchin. It is related to urchins and starfish. They have simple, flat, round bodies with a few long, narrow holes in its body. The Sand Dollar has no head, arms, legs or feet, but it has a mouth on the bottom of its body that it uses to eat small plants and food that it finds buried in the sand. They live under the sand most of the time. When you find a white one on the beach, it’s been bleached white by the sun. They’re safe to pick up and keep.
During your next walk on the beach, you might keep these words in mind: If it’s brown, leave it down. If it’s white, it’s all right.