Red Sea Anemones

I found these gorgeous cherry-looking Sea Anemones clinging to the rocks on the secluded West End Beach of Ulva Island in New Zealand.  The beach is named West End, because it is the western most beach on the island. (Those European names are so clever and original.) When I came across these sea anemones I wasn’t…

Eleven-Armed

The appropriately but unimaginatively named eleven-armed sea star is New Zealand and Australia’s largest Sea Star. They can have anywhere from seven to fourteen arms, but like the one in this photograph, eleven arms is most common. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate a straight forward easy name and much prefer the name eleven-armed to the…

Big Fish

This is a whale shark, the world’s biggest fish that we know of. I wish I could say that I took this while diving with the majestic creature. That is on my bucket list so hopefully one day, but I took this from the Ocean Voyager tunnel inside the Georgia Aquarium. This is a massive aquarium tank that…

Bay Of Urchins

My wife and I found this bay of Sea Urchins while we were driving along the northern coast of Jamaica. It isn’t exactly the type of place you want to go wading into the beautiful clear Caribbean water, but it does have a certain beauty just the same.

Sandy Snail

I found this small snail making its way slowly across the beach on Bantayan Island in the Philippines. It was early, just before the sun rose, and I was on my way to the ferry-boat to return to Cebu Island. Several of these snails, some small crabs, and myself seemed to be the only things…

Tube Feet

Whether you are a creationist or a evolutionist you have to admit the sheer volume of variations of life on this planet is astonishing. A sea star propels itself forward with hundreds of these tube feet.  The end of the feet are like suction cups that snare its prey. These astonishing creatures can regenerate their entire bodies from a…

Jagged-tooth Shell

I found this jagged-tooth looking seashell on a small remote beach of the Philippine Sea while on a day trip snorkeling adventure from the main Island of Cebu. I’ve never seen anything quite like it and, seeing as how nothing was living in it, I brought it home and adorned a shelf with it. It helps me…

White Star

A Sea Star, also known as a starfish, is an amazing creature. The suction cup tentacles propel the star and are also used to pull prey into its mouth in the center of its body. According to National Geographic, there are over 2,000 species of these amazing creatures that can regenerate severed limbs. In some cases they have been…