Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Pink Stuff

Last Saturday we participated in the statewide coastal clean up (which actually was a global event!). We went to the same beach as last year and were quite surprised that we didn't find that much trash.

What we did see a lot of was this pink stuff - and I have no idea whether it is a plant or an animal (remains of jellyfish perhaps?). It is rather common at our beaches and I would like to know what it is - perhaps one of you can enlighten me?

This looks different from the ones in the top pictures:

The pink stuff in the very top picture and the two following ones I find rather fascinating - all these pictures were shot "blind" with my camera sitting directly on the sand.

I know what - or better who - this pink stuff is!

And there are no explanations necessary for this one either. (There were several all over the beach - of course it would be interesting to know WHY they were here.)

Here is the entire family - we're about half way through the beach clean up at this point.


Elephant's Child said...

What a great cause. And how wonderful that there was less trash this year.
Your pink thing looks a tad seaweedy to me. Fascinating. I do hope that someone more knowledgeable than me knows (and tells you).
Re the roses? I am thinking beach wedding...

Cheri said...

I have no idea what the pink stuff is, but you sure have me curious!

Jeanne said...

looks like some sort of weird seaweed to me. I love that shot of the beach with the waves rolling in. Just stunning!

Magic Love Crow said...

I don't know what the pink stuff was, but it was very pretty! Love the photos! I think it's great that you and your family went out for the clean up!

Darla said...

I admire you and your family for doing the clean up. Don't know about the pink stuff though.


patty said...

Sounds like a great project, turned into a fun time by the addition of your camera! Sorry I cannot help, but sometimes it's fun to photograph stuff that is visually interesting without all the knowledge behind it.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Thank you for making our beaches better! And I love the family picture.