I’ve learned that when you are with Seth, you will find every animal possible. Even more then you expected!
He found what felt like a gazillion of these sea stars on the rocks.
He was fascinated by this sea anemone. He’d put a stick in it to make it open and close. I want to visit different types of marine environments to teach him as much as possible because he’s really getting into it.
This is the caterpillar of the Common Anthelid Moth, which looks like this post metamorphosis. I don’t know whether it is weird or not to find it at a beach. All I know is that I’m in love with the Melbourne Museum Discovery Centre.
I do my best with animal identification but MY GOSH there are a lot of animals. This helps Sethy get the right information – which may or may not be useful depending on whether he retains his animal nerdiness as an adult. I also believe that one day these observations will account for something. I dunno, I always feel guilty asking for help.
Two photos of lions mane jellyfish. (We think.) Sethy is proud as it means he has seen one. He loves jellyfish. Maybe we should return to the museum? He would go mad if he went to the great barrier reed.
A fiddler ray off a pier. Turns out we have now seen 3 different species of stingray along the shores of Corio Bay! ~ Sethy had so much fun. I had to bribe him to leave by promising him I’d take him back to the beach the next day for a proper adventure. It’s cool that we don’t even have to go to Melbourne or the Bellarine peninsula to find interesting animals, we can find them a lot closer to home. Which always comes in handy if you are getting to places via public transport! I’d love any suggestions of kid friendly places to go to discover marine life.