Sunday, 30 March 2008
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Friday, 28 March 2008
Thursday, 27 March 2008
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
I have sold a few skulls in the past, mostly ones found by the roadside on my walks. Rams, Badgers Foxes and Rooks and even an owl skull I once came across. I intended burying this to collect at a later date when the worms and bugs had done their jobs. I left it where it was and carried on my walk and looked for something to carry it away in. By the time I got back someone else had got there, footprints led away to a nearby car park. I made a mental note to be more prepared in the future.
This is a beached Ferry called the 'River Dance'.. not that it will be dancing anymore. It got caught out in a bad storm and a high spring tide.. it was dumped here and a rescue operation was carried out to remove the seamen which was a success. The Ferry is now lost and I think as now been 'Wrote Off'. While I was there it seemed like Blackpool had a new attraction.
Monday, 24 March 2008
Close up of a Sand Star (Astropecten Irregularis)
Common Startfish ( Asterias Rubens) These can be serious predators on Oyster beds, and so are often collected and dumped on shore to die. At one time the Qyster-men would ripe them in half and throw them back... not knowing that both half's can grow back if at least one-fifth of the central disk is still attached to an arm.
The Masked Crab (Corystes cassivelaunus) Not all crabs walk sideways. The Masked Crab burrows backwards into the sand to hide. The two antennae between its eyes are modified into a tube to inhale sea water for it to breathe.
Tomorrow I'll show you the one that got away....