STRIPED SHORE CRABS – These tiny crabs are about the size of your thumbnail. This photo shows a Striped Shore Crab next to a Giant Owl Limpet mollusk, which live on the reef rocks in La Jolla. Striped Shore Crabs live both on the shore & in the sea.
SAN DIEGO TIDE POOL DISCOVERIES – Every day walking on the beach brings a different experience. A brand new moment of the beauty of nature. The Sanderlings run to & fro trying to outrun the incoming tide while they feed between waves. Their tiny legs moving so quick-quick in a blur are like cartoon road runner legs. A mussell shell filled with sand makes a lovely container sparkling like an abalone shell in the sunlight. A kelp crab, still alive is huge & gorgeous. I return him to the sea where he belongs. Scallop shell tapestries fill my mind with the desire to paint. A sand dollar with sand designs around it is like a comet. Make a wish. The real surprise of this day though is a pile of sand dollars some unknown person put into a pile shaped like a heart & they left it for me to find. Every day by the sea is lovely.