We had company documenting the Massachusetts Remote Spot in the form of a pod of grey seals. There must have been 60-70 bobbing their heads in the water, following our progress down the beach. They are a very curious animal and cautious at the same time. It was difficult to get a good, zoomed in picture because they were in constant motion. Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, … Continue reading the story "Seals on Mononomy"
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"In your belly you hold the treasure few have ever seen...."* But in the minute fragments of once-living bivalves, gastropods, and other ocean creatures that wash up on our shores, we are often allowed a glimpse. I have seen dozesn of penshells washed up along the beach this week. These are edible bivalves that live in colonies and are distantly related to mussels. Byssal threads emerge from … Continue reading the story "Mother Mother Ocean"
Experiencing (from a distance) the magic of a sea turtle climbing through the surf and powering up to dunes' edge to lay her eggs is one of the reasons we come to Melbourne Beach. This stretch of coast, part of the 20.5 mile long Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, is the most important loggerhead sea turtle nesting area in the western hemisphere. It … Continue reading the story "Sea turtles by moonlight"
Skyla and I are spending the week at Melbourne Beach. While not remote per se, this beach is actually quite deserted, a main reason why we are here. I thought my first Remote Note would be about the majestic sea turtles that crawl out of the ocean each night to nest along this stretch of beach and yet... This morning as I was on my daily … Continue reading the story "Turtles on the beach"