WTF Fun Fact – Hozhizuna no Hama / Star Sand Beach

Hoshizuna no Hama (“star sand beach”) is a small beach located on a remote island in Japan. The grains of sand found here are shaped like tiny stars. It’s not really sand but the exoskeletons of tiny one-celled organisms, called Baclogypsina sphaerulata. – WTF Fun Facts

Source: The Star Sand Beach of Hoshizuna-no-hama | Amusing Planet

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3 thoughts on “WTF Fun Fact – Hozhizuna no Hama / Star Sand Beach”

  1. How can a single celled organism have an exoskeleton, that doesn’t make sense. Wouldn’t it need different cells to form that exoskeleton?


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