Monday, June 13, 2005

What in the World…?

Mystery Picture!
Mystery Picture!,
originally uploaded by beccabrian.
First in a to-be continuing series of quasi-educational posts for the kids reading our blog:

Any guess what these are?
Hint #1: They’re usually in the water, not on land
Hint #2: You don't want to be messing with them

If you guessed this you're spot on...

Evidently this happens fairly regularly with this species. It was a first for us personally in Waldport, OR. Now we're not experts on marine biology by any means, but we can tell you that hundreds of thousands of these dead and rotting on a beach make a powerful stink. Peeee-ew

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