Friday, December 04, 2009

High tide sampler

I've been working late tonight, and I'm so sleepy I can't type straight. But before I head off to bed, I can maybe post a few of the small critters we saw on Crescent Beach the other day:

Periwinkle with a red band

Bryozoan colony on red seaweed

A tiny piece of "coral".

Pacific plate limpet, possibly

Melibe leonina, the hooded nudibranch.

We found four of these tangled in washed-up eelgrass on Boundary Bay Beach. One was dead; the other three died later that night. This one was still moving gently, but had lost several of its cerata.

And now, goodnight!

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