The Sand On Hoshizuna Beach In Okinawa, Japan Is Made Up Of Tiny Stars!

Sand is normally round… That’s what we think! But on Hoshizuna Beach in Okinawa, Japan the sand is actually made up almost entirely of star-shaped exoskeletons of tiny creatures. The “stars” you can see are in fact the exoskeletons of foraminifers. Most live in the sediments of the sea floor, and can wash ashore after … Continue reading The Sand On Hoshizuna Beach In Okinawa, Japan Is Made Up Of Tiny Stars!