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27 January 2009

Mystery solved

Good thinking, FC! Thought I'd take a little run over Panama City way last weekend and found dozens of these and moon jellyfish at the edge of West Bay. I haven't yet ID'ed this one.

Here's one of the moons, which proved quite difficult to photograph.

Along with the jellyfish, we found sea urchins, puffer remains and a starfish print in the sand. We don't see so many interesting creatures in the Big Bend. The marshy, submerged coastline has relatively little sandy beach to explore. If you find yourself on the Emerald Coast, be sure to make time for Oaks by the Bay Park and the marina just up the street. If my heart weren't set on moving back to the Tampa Bay area, I'd surely have to consider living in/near PC. Hey, if it's Flarda, it's got to be good. 8-]


Robert V. Sobczak said...

I absolutely love your banner photograph: is that Woodruff Dam? Jelly fish are interesting too, now that you mention it, I haven't seen any recently on beach, and only a few this summer ... (knock on wood)

ChrisC and JonJ said...

We spent Sat. @ Ft DeSoto,and found lots of sea urchins, starfish and sand dollars.Guess they were done in by the cold front last week.

Floridacracker said...

Go me!
I knew oolite was stretching it, unless it was a Bahamas vacation shot!

SophieMae said...

Robert, thanks ever so! That is, indeed, Jim Woodruff Dam. It's one of my favourite day trips and definitely one of my favourite subjects to shoot.

CC/JJ, I wish I'd had time to do Ft DeSoto when we were down that way. It's a fabulous park and one of the top birding spots in FL.

FC, not much chance of a Bahamas vacation for this ol' cracker gal. FL is almost paradise, anyhow. The only reason I'd want to go is to find more critters to shoot. OK, winters like this might convince me. 8-}