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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Seagrasses occupy only 0.1 percent of the sea floor, yet are responsible for 12 percent of the organic carbon buried in the ocean, which helps reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide.

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