Waties Island Nest Count

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thursday Beachcombing

It was COLD this morning, but at least it was sunny and dry.  The water was warmer than the air.  This poor live spider crab was just out of the water and probably not very happy about it.  We put it back in to keep warm.

We also saw two dead loons on the beach.  Loons often winter here in South Carolina.  These two could have been on their way north.

Our new volunteer, Christine, found a baby leopard SHARK on the beach too (this one was born in China).  And the usual beach "stuff" - fish hook, underwear, a towel, fishing line, a nice olive shell, sea pork and whelk egg cases.  This moon jelly has a spider crab caught up in it too (click on the photos to see more detail).

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