April 2008

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Fountains, geese and a duck at entrance to Saltaire Village, Calabash, NC, 04/30/08

Giant Atlantic Cockle, Sunset Beach, NC, 04/24/08

Atlantic Moon Snails, Sunset Beach, NC, 04/24/08
   
Cannonball Jellyfish
Cannonball Jellyfish
Stomolophus meleagris
Cannonball Jellyfish, Stomolophus meleagris, Sunset Beach, NC, 4/17/08
Smooth Dogfish Shark
Mustelus canis
Smooth Dogfish Shark, Mustelus canis, Sunset Beach, NC, 4/17/08
Sailboat entering pontoon bridge, Sunset Beach, NC, 4/16/08
Boat exiting pontoon bridge opening, Sunset Beach, NC, 4/16/08
Sisters holding Horseshoe Crab Molt, Sunset Beach, NC, 4/07/08

I have never seen this before and am sad. These small fish -- drum of some sort, perhaps Spot or Croaker -- were stranded in a tide pool after the water seeped out. Sunset Beach, NC, 4/06/08

Ring-billed Gull, Sunset Beach, NC, 4/06/08
Dwarf Olive shell approximately 1/32" long, microscope photo, from seaweed found on Sunset Beach, NC, 4/02/08
Mantis Shrimp from seaweed found on Sunset Beach, NC, 4/02/08
Ark shell, a clam, 1/32-inch wide, microscope photo, Sunset Beach, NC, 3/31/08
Hermit crab from seaweed, microscope photo, found on Sunset Beach, NC, 4/02/08
Shrimp or Skeleton Shrimp from seaweed, microscope photo, found on Sunset Beach, NC, 4/02/08
 
Sand Dollar, juvenile, aboral surface, microscope photo, Sunset Beach, NC, 4/02/08
Colonial tunicate, unusual species, Sunset Beach, NC, 4/02/08
Atlantic Moon Snails, Sunset Beach, NC, 4/02/08
Atlantic Surf Clam, Sunset Beach, NC, 4/02/08
Forbes Sea Star, Sunset Beach, NC, 4/02/08
Knobbed Whelk, Sunset Beach, NC, 4/02/08
Spider Crab, Sunset Beach, NC, 4/02/08