Waties Island Nest Count

Sunday, May 12, 2013

2013: Update from the Beach

It is great to be back walking on Waties again -- surprisingly, there is less small trash on the beach this spring, but the large pieces seem to balance that out.  Pat is checking out part of a floating dock on the upper end of the beach.

There was one lone Portuguese man o'war on the Hog Inlet end of the beach this morning.  We don't usually see these creatures until the water is much warmer in late summer.  Wikipedia has some info that makes interesting reading.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_man_o'_war

Don't touch their tentacles!

Lot of jellyfish on the beach too, both cannonball jellies and moon jellies.  This was a big one; see the sand dollar for size comparison.

Please post your own photos and tales on the blog for others to share.  Thanks,

Barb and Steve

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