We noticed on the sign behind the lifeguard that they didn't want people to mess with the sand dollars. So we didn't. But we did see several people "stealing" them. The life guard told my dh that there was a $500 fine for taking them and we saw one guy loading his pockets and then walking ever-so-casually back to his chair to unload. Another lady walked up with her hand turned to hide them. I was wondering, what do these people do with them?