Bycatch: Five-hole sand dollar

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Bycatch: Five-hole sand dollar

The five-hole sand dollar, Mellita quinquesperforata, is related to urchins and starfish.


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Along the Florida coast, sea turtles annually make between 40,000 and 84,000 nests. Females nest every 2-3 years, laying several nests on sandy beaches.

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