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Meet me over by the Sea Monster!

Posted by Jody on August 31, 2012

We’re feeling pretty special around here! Seapunk2 sent along one more photo to include with our reblog.  Along with the discovery of colorful sea stars, a sunflower sea star, and sea anemones, her daughter also found  a “sea pork” (tunicate). Various species of tunicates are commonly referred to as sea pork or sea squirts.

This is a wonderful post! We just had to share it. Thank you for today’s reblog, Darylann!

seapunk2

On a spur of the moment hike to a secluded, difficult to reach area of beach brought a fine surprise.  One can only get here by hiking Endert’s Trail, which isn’t particulary appealing, except for the few views over the bluffs, and down to the beach to a hidden area over slick rocks, moving sand and water.  My eagle eyes caught a glimpse of violet color in the sandy, rocky sea floor, and I dared not move.

My girl brought her camera, so I called her over and kept the purple sea creature in my mind’s eye.  We waited for the waves and sand that moved over the creature to move low enough so we could catch just one more glimpse.

My finger pointed to the spot where she was to click on cue. I watched the waves ahead, I noted a possible break! Still pointing, I said, “Wait… …

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4 Responses to “Meet me over by the Sea Monster!”

  1. seapunk2 said

    Happy to be of service and thank you. ‘Tis, of course, my pleasure! My daughter also found a ‘sea pork’ which she later identified. We’d seen a few and thought them odd, but now we know! (Trunicata)

  2. Fascinating!

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