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Sea Life & Aquarium Substrates

Sea life from the Northern Atlantic Ocean. 50 degree F salt water species. Gulf of Maine Inc. supplies sea life, beach plants, and aquarium substrates from Maine, collected by hand.

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Sand Dollar (Echinarachnius parma)

Sand Dollar (Echinarachnius parma)

from 5.00

Common name: sand dollar

Scientific name:  Echinarachnius parma

Locations: shallow waters of the coast in fine sand

Seasonality: available all year

Colors:  deep grey, brown

Size:  2” - 3”

Collected:  by hand

Quantity:  sold by the each

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Take a quick tour of a low tide sandy cove with Tidepool Tim as he views thousands of live Sanddollars on a beach in Eastern Maine.

Tidepool Tim says, "It's important to recognize the difference between a dead sand dollar and a live one! You may have seen bright white sand dollars for sale in gift shops, these are definitely bleached, and definitely dead. Dead dollars on the beach will usually be a much lighter color than live ones, probably a tan or light grey color. These have smooth bottoms. In contrast, live dollars have 'fuzzy' bottoms, which are their tube feet."