Short-spined Seastar (Pisaster brevispinus)
Photo taken on Bodega Head, 7 June 2012. Note the pink coloration. Each arm of a seastar is called a RAY.
Giant Green Anemone (Anthopleura xanthogrammica)
A close-up of the tentacles. Each tentacle is armed with nematocysts, small harpoon-like structures that can PIERCE the anemone's prey.
Sometimes darker sands can appear on Bodega Head beaches. Among other minerals, they often contain magnetite and GARNET.
Bodega Head sunsets may make you think of RA, the Egyptian sun god.
What do all of these photos have in common?
They're all associated with a certain basketball team that's playing Game 7 on Saturday night.
Let's go, Celtics!
(RAY Allen, Paul PIERCE, Kevin GARNETT, RAjon Rondo, and the rest of the team!)