Sunday, April 26, 2009

Conch Bar

When you come to visit us you will remember that we have an access to the inter coastal with our own little dock and path to the water. We keep the scouts canoe here and go out occasionally and enjoy the water way. These last few months (March and April) we have also gone out to the sand bar that appears at low tied and found many sea creatures.
I have added in this blog several pictures of our findings but another exciting bit of information I learned just this week is that our little stretch of sand actually has an official name and you can actually look it up on the internet to find tide information and such. The name is Conch Bar and that is what we discover a lot of on the bar of sand is little conch in their little shells.
this is a picture taken when Chad and his family were visiting in March.

Blake's visit in April
I call this picture Mod Squad

This guy shoots water at you as a defense. I have a video but I don't have the camera so I will post videos later

Star Fish - we would find about a dozen in our short walks.

We think this is called a Sea Cucumber

and this is a Sea Urchin - upright and upside down

Yesterday Jordyn and a neighbor friend were playing on their surf boards and they came across this huge conch! the biggest we have ever seen in our water and you can see it is still alive and in desperate need of a bigger shell.


Shannon said...

I like the new background! That sandbar is amazing! I can't believe the cool things you found there! So, did you keep the conch?

Judi said...

No, we put it back but just think of the conch chowder we could have had with huge creature. haha