Let’s Talk About Salp, Shall We?

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A lovely still life, but this is not a jellyfish. Salp are more closely related to us than they are jellyfish. They are the most primitive of the Chordata, which is the same phylum as homosapiens – humans. They are pelagic tunicates and often come ashore in uncountable numbers. Below is a close up of the primitive notochord.

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The (Very?) Familiar Castle

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Look familiar? This is not an historical castle, but one that should be familiar to many of you.
Sometimes the shadows present themselves as independent images later, after I get home and upload the photographs. This one, though, was identifiable right away, on the beach. I took a number of photos as the sun went in and out of clouds before I managed this one.
Pretty fun, yes?