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2015 Catch-up Photo Journal

Jo O'Keefe Copyright 2016. Photos may be used for educational purposes only. Contact me with inquiries.

 
Sea Whip I am not certain this is a sea whip. Its branches are stiff. I find many of them. It lacks barnacles, Sunset Beach, NC, 02/09/15
   
Horseshoe Crab Molt, 11 1/2 inches wide, from Sunset Beach, NC, 02/12/15
Horseshoe Crab Molt, the same as above, from Sunset Beach, NC, 02/12/15
Horseshoe Crab Molts -- large one from Sunset Beach, small ones from NY or NJ; 02/12/15
 
Shells of two Pteropods found in debris I was inspecting at home. Diacavolinia deblainvillei, Longsnout Cavoline, Sunset Beach, NC, 3/15/15. In October 2015 I saw a live Pteropod in a tidal pool.
   
Fossilized Cetacean Vertebra Epiphysis, Sunset Beach, NC, 04/26/15. I found four of them in debris from the beach that I was inspecting at home.
Stingray Tail and Barb found in debris, Sunset Beach, NC, 04/26/15
   
Zephyranthes simpsonii, Sunset Beach, NC, 04/26/15
Zephyranthes simpsonii, Sunset Beach, NC, 04/28/15
Zephyranthes simpsonii, Sunset Beach, NC, 05/01/15 -- near the end of their brief blooming period
Zephyranthes simpsonii,, Sunset Beach, NC, 05/05/15
   
Ghost Shrimp Burrow with an outer coating I had not seen before, Sunset Beach, NC, 05/05/15
Physalia physalis, Portuguese Man-o-War, Sunset Beach, NC, 05/10/15
   
Lobotes surinamensis with injury, Sunset Beach, NC, 06/12/15
Sunset Beach, NC, east end, 07/26/15
   
Tiny holes at base of dune, Sunset Beach, NC, 08/08/15
Ghost Shrimp Burrow, Cherry Grove Beach, SC, 08/30/15
   
Ghost Shrimp Burrow, Cherry Grove Beach, SC, 08/30/15
Ghost Shrimp Burrow, Cherry Grove Beach, SC, 08/30/15
Dinocardium robustum, Atlantic Giant Cockle, 09/01/15
Luidia clathrata, Striped Sea Star, Cherry Grove Beach, SC, 09/06/15
Royal Terns, Sunset Beach, NC, 09/07/15
   
Black Skimmers, Royal Terns and Gulls, Sunset Beach, NC, 09/07/15
Black Skimmers, Royal Terns and Gulls, Sunset Beach, NC, 09/07/15
Juvenile Black-backed Gull in front of adult Black-backed Gull, Sunset Beach, NC, 09/07/15
Juvenile Black-backed Gulls, Gulls, Black Skimmers and Royal Terns, Sunset Beach, NC, 09/07/15
 
Great Black-backed Gulls, juvenile in front, Sunset Beach, NC, 09/08/15
Laughing Gull, juvenile, sleeping, Sunset Beach, NC, 09/08/15
Great Black-backed Gull, Sunset Beach, NC, 09/13/15
Ghost Shrimp waste pellets, Cherry Grove Beach, SC, 09/20/15
   
Snowy Egret, Sunset Beach, NC, 09/28/15
Dune erosion, Sunset Beach, NC, 09/28/15
 
Sand Dollar, Sunset Beach, NC, 09/28/15
Luidia clathrata, Striped Sea Star, Sunset Beach, NC, 10/09/15
Sand Dollar, Sunset Beach, NC, 10/10/15
Runnels, Sunset Beach, NC, 10/11/15
 
Horseshoe Crab, live, upside down and helpless; demonstrates the importance of the Just Flip 'em Campaign; Cherry Grove Beach, SC, 10/16/15
Terns and Gulls, Sunset Beach, NC, 10/17/15
Ghost Shrimp waste pellets, Sunset Beach, NC, 10/25/15
   
Knobbed Whelk surfacing, Sunset Beach, NC, 10/25/15
Knobbed Whelk, Sunset Beach, NC, 10/25/15