Many of us like to spend time on the beach fishing, sitting in the sun and maybe sipping a cool drink. Ocean beaches can come in a variety of shades and textures, from the common brown sandbox-like sand to black and even white. So what causes those different colors? Black sand is a product of lava rock that’s beaten to fine grains. White sand comes from … wait for it … parrotfish poop. That’s right, parrotfish poop out white sand that beach-goers love so much.
Find out how they make that sand by logging on to my Outdoors just for kids story on the Billings Gazette website. https://billingsgazette.com/outdoors/just-for-kids/parrotfish-poo-makes-beautiful-white-sand-beaches/article_a9e86a8c-5a57-5382-96b9-e4f7f1f03562.html
(written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette/Montana Untamed)