Saturday, April 18, 2015


On the underside of one smallish stone on the White Rock beach, life happens. Abundantly.

Flatworms, flatworm egg masses, barnacles, crabs, hermit crabs, snails, mussels, green ribbon worms, amphipods, and no telling what else.

Examining the photo, I found 6 crabs. Can you find them? And check out the varied colours and patterns of the flatworms while you're at it.

I uploaded a larger photo than usual, to make the search easier. If you right-click on the photo, you get an enlargeable view. (At least, that's the way it works for me.)

And I'm going to be busy the next couple of days, with an urgent assignment and a big garage sale at the same time, so I won't be posting 'till Monday. But then, I've got a beautiful new critter to show you!


  1. But it takes someone like you with the eye to see this. I only noticed barnacles and mussels. If you hadn't pointed it out I'd have missed everything else. So cool.

  2. I see three green shore crabs, and it took a few minutes. At least one hermit, but possibly more hidden in the periwinkle shells?

  3. A couple of the green shore crabs are white. Youngsters. Most of the hermits are in periwinkle shells. Look for legs.


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