A repost, but today’s Scottish vote calls for a photograph from a Scottish/English border beach. This was taken in Northumberland, England, just miles from the border with Scotland.
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.
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?