Another trip to Apollo Bay, another visit to Marengo. We aren’t predictable, are we?
With each visit though we learn more things. I change what I look for. Seth doesn’t – he just tries to find as many crabs as possible.
Suspect this is a chiton shell, which is interesting. I didn’t know they were ‘shed’. What would it look like underneath?
I don’t know what the above is – perhaps a barnacle? It’s beyond my current capabilities to figure it out; I’ll have to ask someone.
I don’t even know what the above thing is. Definitely not a sea anemone. I know I don’t want to specialize in marine science but I’m realizing I do want to focus somewhat on intertidal zones in certain areas. Hmm… now what to do?
I’m learning that macro crab photos are fun, but they don’t show enough details with the carapace to allow for ID. Booo! I’ll fix that next time.
I took this photo because it looks like a face.
Can you even see the crab in this photo? It’s at the center of the frame. I tell you, that kid can find anything.
No one got nipped in the making of this image.
I did two days of the great ocean walk this trip, plus a day to the twelve apostles. I only had one proper trip to the rockpools and even then, I was a bit distracted. The sheer amount of crabs though led to buy a book on ID’ing them – will definitely be a focus of future adventures