Thursday, May 12, 2011

Turtle Walk Thursday

Today was our second turtle walk of the season.  The temperature was perfect, but not quite as much breeze as I would have liked.  Because of that, the no-see-ums bothered us a little if we stopped walking.  After there was more light they disappeared.

 I tried to get a photo of the manatee that was swimming around.  As we got near the area, there were around 5 people standing on the shore taking photos.  By the time we got to that point, there were 4 more people and another 3 coming out a path.  Word traveled fast!  :)  With the photo enlarged you can only see a dark line.  On our way back, people were still there watching the manatee who had been joined by a pod of dolphins.

I think this is where that deep hole was last week.  Pretty sad when they have to bring in heavy equipment to fill them in.  There was also a big and very deep hole in front of Pointe Santo a couple of days ago.  It has been filled in too. We saw the big tracks in several places.  If we see anyone digging such a hole, we are supposed to call the police department and give them the location.  Hopefully that will put an end to some of it.

Fishing line left behind.

Shell net marking a militant sheller's grave?

King of the mountain???

 Another hole in the making.

Lots of sea pork on the beach this morning.

 Horseshoe crab and sea pork.


You can see from the photos how
calm the water was.

A dead baby shark.

Do you think this thing floated over from Cuba?

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has an informative website with a picture gallery and also a blog.


George said...

It looks as if you had a wonderful morning for a walk, even with the no-see-ums.

Della said...

What a mess the beach was. That hole was huge! It looked big enough to fit a full grown adult in it! Great sunrise though!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

We saw the "sea pork" the other day for the first time -- what is it?

Heaven's Walk said...

Ahhhhh......what beautiful photos, Tootie. There's something so very special about the light at sunrise and the softness of sunset light that makes photos so beautiful. Sea pork? I've never heard of that. What in the world IS it??

xoxo laurie

Dave said...

No-see-ums? I wonder what these are? And you get manatees there too. That must be great to see. - Dave