Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Answers to yesterdays questions/Project Green

In the first picture, there are the following shells: Oyster, coquina, Anger wing, Razor, clam, cockle and scallop. There are also three crab shells. One is from a Sargasso crab and the other two are from spider crabs.

The second picture is of a Horseshoe crab. Horseshoe crabs have 10 eyes. They have one main pair on the front of their head like we do but have 4 other pairs on their body. They are used a lot for vision research because of this.

This is the body of a sea urchin. After they die and dry out, this is all that is left. They are a cousin to the starfish and there is a small star on the bottom of the shell.

The last “creature” is my son. He thinks he is a sand crab so he buries himself in the sand.

Thanks for visiting. Maybe next time I can make it a contest and give away a prize.

I am going to start participating in Project Green. I will be posting a green picture every day if possible. With all my gardening going on, this should be easy but I bet it is harder than I think. I tried to upload a picture a moment ago but it wouldn't let me. Must be more blogger problems. I will try again later. I forget the name of this plant but it is very pretty. It keeps coming back every year.







Have a wonderful day,

Greg

11 comments:

Lori said...

Wow, you know a lot about the shells! Thanks for the answers, I couldn't identify any of them.

Bina said...

Oh, to be able to go to the beach! Do you have any idea how far I have to drive to get to the beach? It seems I may be smack dab in the middle of the US. Okay, that's not true. I could get to NC beachs in about 15 hours, Panama City Beach in 9 hours, and those are the closest.

Anyway, I have never seen a horse shoe crab. 10 eyes? I just never knew. And, is the sea urchin still able to sting (well, if you step on it's stinger) when it's dead?? That may sound stupid, but you never know unless you ask, right????

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I'm with Lori, identifying shells is not my strong suit........10 eyes! Yowza......I never knew that!!

fishing guy said...

Greg: Thanks for stpping by. Your shells are neat. I always enjoy looking for shells when at a beach.
I'll try to stop later to see what you post for the Green Project.

Celticspirit said...

Hi Greg! Sounds like you had a great time at the beach. I grew up on the east coast so I pretty much lived at the beach. I found it a very peaceful and serene place and there's nothing better than laying on the sand and listening to the waves and the seagulls above. Great pictures by the way. I miss the ocean.

Sian said...

In the UK the furthest anyone can be from the sea is 75 miles. Bina's comment is mind boggling to me :)
That said, we don't have horseshoe crabs (creepy looking little suckers aren't they?) Are they any good to eat? But I recognised some of your shells and sandy kids are common round here in the summer.
Looking forward to your green pics.

Anna said...

I cant wait to see what you come up with!

The Apron Queen said...

Enjoyed your Project Green. Come check out my green sand pails. I’m still trying to get the sand outta my shorts! :D

http://anapronaday.blogspot.com/2008/04/tackling-sand-in-my-shorts.html

Angie said...

Fascinating. I like your green pic idea. I'm too busy to do it or I would.

Susan said...

Beautiful clematis vine. I have the same one on my front porch. Yours is alot further developed than mine. We are having a very delayed spring this year and gardening is about three weeks behind!
I have also started on project Green. My first post today at http://thousandwordsworthy.blogspot.com

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