Friday, June 3, 2011

Sea Life

It was an unusual ‘day at the beach’! Let’s GO!!!

All photos taken by my sweet hubby at the

Cape Canaveral National Seashore!

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Maybe because the day started stormy, or the fact that it was a new moon, low pressure, June 1st, Diane finally got to spend the day at the beach....I’m not sure why! But we saw more sea life that we’ve ever seen before!

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All along the beach we marveled at the sea creatures!

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And hubby walked back to the ocean with several creatures that had washed ashore!

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I’m glad I have several identification books...

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I saw things I’ve never seen before!

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Hmmm...

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Rhonda from Shellbelle’s Tiki Hut helped me

with my crab identification! Thanks, girlfriend!

Visit her HERE to see some of the birds we have in Florida!

Anything on this post that you’ve never seen?

41 comments:

The Bear's Blog said...

How interesting. The only sea life I am familiar with are the jelly fish.

Thank you for the wonderful pictures.

Happy Weekend.

Hugs

Ruth Welter said...

Hi LD, thanks for these amazing photos. I haven't ever seen any of these sea creatures in person..this was a fabulous post. Wish I could have seen them in person.

Ruth

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Gosh I long for being at the beach.... I have seen most of these creatures at different times and love the pics! I guess I'll just keep living vicariously through your pics!
Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Jean

Kim K. said...

Aside from an aquarium or zoo, I've never seen anything like this up close and personal. Fascinating. Thank you for sharing! Happy Friday!

Vee said...

I am unfamiliat with all of it except from a book or the Boston aquarium. Many probably walked the beach never seeing the small picture as you did. Very neat!

missing moments said...

Great shots! We rarely see the jelly fish on the beach in Anna Maria (gulf coast). Is this on the Atlantic side??

Cindy said...

I love all the sea life! The only thing we've seen at the beach on South Padre is jellyfish, actually small Man-of-War. They are a bright blue! You are lucky to live where you can see this stuff often.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wow you did see some interesting things on the beach! Thanks for taking photos!

Deneen said...

You have real sea creatures! Love it! Wish I was on that beach right now!

laurie said...

well yes there is,, I have never been to the ocean and only see photos of these things,, but the one I've never saw was the sea anemoe,, SP?,, anyway,,thats new for me,,such wonderful photos,,almost like being there,,

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

beautiful! now I want to go to the beach!!
hugs,
paula:)

LaelShine said...

Wow! What an amazing array of animals, way too cool.

LaelShine said...

Wow! What an amazing array of animals, way too cool.

ANNE said...

What a magical beach walk that must have been! Nice that you rescued stranded creatures. Love the visit.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

What a wonderful walk on the beach! That blue crab looks mean!!!

cynthialeedesigns said...

Great photos!! I've seen some of these creatures, but not all of them.
I can't wait until my trip to the ocean when I come down to see my childhood friend later this year.

lila said...

Lots of "new" creatures for me! Thanks for the interesting post!
Am curious about the deep round hole, too!

Kathleen said...

What a great day at the beach! I've never seen a razor clam! Interesting looking creature. Thanks for sharing your lovely walk with us all!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

...and nary a tar ball in sight!

Shellbelle said...

What a wonderful walk you've taken us on today, I can feel the sand between my toes.

When I lived on the Pacific in California, I would see lots of sea anemones, but I've never see one here in Florida.
I've also never seen that species of sea star, isn't it beautiful?

I do love walking the beach and seeing so many of the incredible sea critters we have, especially when they're alive and well like these!

As for the hole, I would assume that was dug by one of many crabs, I can see Sargassum Weed close by and they love to munch on that type of algae.

Oh, that crab in your pic is a Mottled Purse Crab, I think they are so pretty and I love the name, lol.

Wonderful post, between the birds on my post and the sea life on yours, I feel like I've been outside enjoying nature today!

Hugs

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Most of the creatures are alien to me...., hope to not see jelly fish down here, haha! I might post a few fashion shots -just for you!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You really did see a ot of wonderful sea creatures on your walk, Diane. I see lots of horsehoe crabs here and mussels and clams and occasionally jeelyfish and blue crabs.

Shellbelle said...

Now I added your link to my post! I just love it that we are so like-minded on the beauty in nature we have here in Florida.

Linda said...

What a wonderful walk that was...isn't it great to spy on nature a bit!!

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a great post! I needed a trip to the beach today! What a great assortment of sea creatures!

Thank you for taking us along with you!

~ Tracy

Karen said...

I love these pictures... and oh, how I need a vacation to the beach!

Cindy Adkins said...

What a fabulous adventure on the beach, Diane!! Florida is amazingly beautiful! We both sure LOVE the beach, that's for sure!!!

XO
Cindy

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

How absolutely amazing and diverse everything is out there in that ocean! What an amazing God to have created them with such stunning perfection! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I wish I could just walk on the beach and feel it and smell it. Lots of cool critters there.

Jill D said...

Thank you for sharing those lovely photos. I could look at the sea all day !
Jill x

Diane Writes said...

Hello Diane! Another great beach post. This time it's not just all about the views. The creatures of the sea which we don't often see... I love them all only if they won't bite me hahaha Happy weekend!

Kathy said...

Everytime I go to the beach I only see seagulls and shells! These are just too cool! Thanks for sharing!
Kathy

Donna said...

Cool! Thank you for my science lesson for the day, LOL!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I haven't seen that much wildlife beyond the tv forever. Good to know that there are still healthy species living out there.

What a fun walk. Love the footprints in the sand.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

bluebirds and Butterflies said...

Hi Diane!
I lived in Brevard County for many years...your posting of the seashore brings back so many memories of the beach for me. Love your photos and all the beautiful things you found while visiting. Great photo of the crab and starfish! I think a crab is in the hole made in the sand at the end. I am remembering the little crabs coming in and out of the holes in the sand from the days on the beach at Playalinda, Cocoa Beach, and New Smyrna... Thanks for taking me to the beach today! Have a beautiful day and great weekend! Great photos! xoxo Kim

Kasia said...

These are interesting critters indeed! Look at all those different shapes and colours! Lucky! We have nothing like that here at the lake! :)

Hugs,

koralee said...

What fun....I love love the beach...hmmmmm...maybe that can be our tomorrow! Thanks for the idea. xoxoxo

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Diane,
What an incredible time at the beach. I love your pics. You make each visit such an adventure. Also enjoyed catching up on your pasts post. Love the shopping trip. Yes, there have been some great sales going on! Love your purse from Belk. So summery.

Have a great week ahead.
Hugs from Texas,
Celestina Marie

Crystalrainbow said...

wow ive never seen tham before.... ive heard so much of the sand dollar but neer seen one thanks for sharing x

http://karenmaggiescrafts.blogspot.com/ said...

Thirty-two years ago my husband and I walked on that same beach. As my husband was digging at tiny holes (he had little beach experience!) a crab latched onto his finger! I haven't seen him jump so high since then! Hey, maybe it's the same one!! He looks familiar!
Hugs,
Karen

Della said...

This post makes me want to turn around and go back to the beach! I haven't seen many of the creatures you saw! I've seen Pacific anemones, but they are different than the Atlantic variety. The purse crab is amazing, and beautiful! I've only found their empty shells. Lovely little starfish, too! I'm so glad you had a fun beach day!
XOXO