It was our January trip to Apollo Bay. We were going on our usual wandering when I noticed that this particular area was really good for beachcombing.
Now, we often find interesting things around Apollo Bay but it can be hit and miss depending on so many variables. We had just walked across the Barham River mouth at low tide and found these within the next 100 metres or so.
As usual, I had to ask for help identifying a lot of these. Fortunately, I’m picking stuff up quickly after it is taught and it’s helping my family, too.
These were identified as being eggs from a mollusc, likely a dog whelk (Dicatjhais orbita.) Of course, it was only after I got the identification that I found it in the back of my Life On Rocky Shores book (p117.) It was incredibly cool to connect it to the snail species we had also seen.
This was identified as being the dried side of a cowfish. How cool is that? Never would have figured that out on my own!
This is another I wouldn’t have been able to figure out on my own but will recognize it for future adventures. They sound fascinating and it is definitely something I would love to learn more about.
The remaining photos are of things I have yet to identify or interesting photo subjects. I wasn’t able to identify the below shell and may have cracked it 😉