They’re Like Purple Sea Cookies | #DeepLook #Shorts

From Deep Look.

Most people who pick them up don’t realize that they’ve collected the skeleton of an animal, washed up at the end of a long life. That skeleton — also known as a test — is really a tool, a remarkable feat of engineering that allows sand dollars to thrive on the shifting bottom of the sandy seafloor, an environment that most other sea creatures find inhospitable.

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